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attacker

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A party who acts with malicious intent to compromise an information system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 under Attacker [Superseded]

  A party, including an insider, who acts with malicious intent to compromise a system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Attacker

  person seeking to exploit potential vulnerabilities of a system
Source(s):
NISTIR 8053