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Threat Agent/Source

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

THREAT SOURCE

Definition(s):

  The intent and method targeted at the intentional exploitation of a vulnerability or a situation and method that may accidentally trigger a vulnerability. Synonymous with threat agent.
Source(s):
FIPS 200 under THREAT SOURCE

  Either: (i) intent and method targeted at the intentional exploitation of a vulnerability; or (ii) a situation and method that may accidentally trigger a vulnerability.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 (NIST SP 800-30)