Threat (Cybersecurity)

A threat is the hypothetical of a future event wherein an attacker uses the vulnerability to exploit the network or target individual.

An attacker may use multiple attacks at the same time to exploit different known or potential vulnerability.

While nothing may have happened yet at the “threat” stage, knowing of the threat, the security team can assess whether or not a security action plan needs to be created and implemented to mitigate the threat.

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