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threat source

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

threat agent

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):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Threat Source (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-128 under Threat Source (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-137 under Threat Source (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Threat Source (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Threat Source (FIPS 200)

  The intent and method targeted at the intentional exploitation of a vulnerability or a situation and method that may accidentally exploit a vulnerability.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Threat Source (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-39 under Threat Source (CNSSI 4009)
NISTIR 7622 under Threat Source (CNSSI 4009)

  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

  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):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Threat Source (FIPS 200, NIST SP 800-37, NIST SP 800-53A, NIST SP 800-53)

  Either (1) intent and method targeted at the intentional exploitation of a vulnerability or (2) the situation and method that may accidentally trigger a vulnerability.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A [Withdrawn]
NIST SP 800-33

  Either (1) intent or method targeted at the intentional exploitation of a vulnerability, or (2) a situation and method that may accidentally trigger a vulnerability.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-161 under Threat Source (NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1)