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What is a Cyber Threat? How to Explain Cyber Threats to Your CEO

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What is a Cyber Threat? How to Explain Cyber Threats to Your CEO

Is a cyber threat different than a cyber risk? Yes. But how does one explain a cyber threat to a CEO or non-technical coworker? Well, David Hopland at ThreatConnet writes about this very issue.

It is no accident that we speak of a "Cyber War," and when we face a cyber threat we are involved in a battle that shares many similarities to a war fought between armies. Throughout history, battles have varied in scope and complexity, strategy and tactics, but common to all battles is an adversary leveraging infrastructure and capabilities to attack another. The same holds true for cyber threats, where a cyber threat is the capability of an adversary, leveraging infrastructure to exploit a victim's vulnerabilities.

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