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Adversary

Acronym(s):

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Definition(s):

  Individual, group, organization, or government that conducts or has the intent to conduct detrimental activities.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1)
NIST SP 800-30 (DHS Risk Lexicon)

  An entity that is not authorized to access or modify information, or who works to defeat any protections afforded the information.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-107 (Superceded by Rev. 1)

Synonym(s):

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