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Attack

Acronym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Any kind of malicious activity that attempts to collect, disrupt, deny, degrade, or destroy information system resources or the information itself.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015
NIST SP 800-30 (CNSSI 4009)

  The realization of some specific threat that impacts the confidentiality, integrity, accountability, or availability of a computational resource.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-28 Version 2

  An attempt by an unauthorized individual to fool a Verifier or a Relying Party into believing that the unauthorized individual in question is the Subscriber.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-63-2

  An attempt to gain unauthorized access to system services, resources, or information, or an attempt to compromise system integrity, availability, or confidentiality.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 (CNSSI 4009)

Synonym(s):

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