A threat refers to a new or newly discovered incident that has the potential to harm a system or your company overall. There are three main types of threats:
Worms and viruses are categorized as threats because they could cause harm to your organization through exposure to an automated attack, as opposed to one perpetrated by humans.
These threats may be uncontrollable and often difficult or impossible to identify in advance. To be better prepared when a situation does happen, Here are some ways to do so:
A vulnerability refers to a known weakness of an asset (resource) that can be exploited by one or more attackers. In other words, it is a known issue that allows an attack to succeed.
Testing for vulnerabilities is critical to ensuring the continued security of your systems. By identifying weak points, you can develop a strategy for quick response. Here are some questions to ask when determining your security vulnerabilities:
Risk is defined as the potential for loss or damage when a threat exploits a vulnerability. Examples of risk include financial losses, loss of privacy, reputational damage, legal implications, and even loss of life.
Risk can also be defined as follows:
Risk = Threat X Vulnerability
Here are the key aspects to consider when developing your Threat & Vulnerability Management strategy:
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