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Threat Shifting

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  The response of actors to perceived safeguards and/or countermeasures (i.e., security controls), in which actors change some characteristic of their intent/targeting in order to avoid and/or overcome those safeguards/countermeasures.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-150 (NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1)

  Response from adversaries to perceived safeguards and/or countermeasures (i.e., security controls), in which the adversaries change some characteristic of their intent to do harm in order to avoid and/or overcome those safeguards/countermeasures.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1