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computer network exploitation (CNE)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

CNE

Definition(s):

  Enabling operations and intelligence collection capabilities conducted through the use of computer networks to gather data from target or adversary information systems or networks. Note: Within the Department of Defense (DoD), term was approved for deletion from JP 1-02 (DoD Dictionary). Original source of term was JP 1-02 (DoD Dictionary). The military no longer uses this term to describe these operations, but it is still used outside of military operations.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015