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Cyber Attack

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

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 under attack

  An attack, via cyberspace, targeting an enterprise’s use of cyberspace for the purpose of disrupting, disabling, destroying, or maliciously controlling a computing environment/infrastructure; or destroying the integrity of the data or stealing controlled information.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-10B from NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 from CNSSI 4009
NIST SP 800-39 from CNSSI 4009