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1

In terms of an Attack what does Asset mean?

Something of value e.g. credit card info.

2

In terms of an Attack what does Threat mean?

An event that could cause loss of value to an asset.

3

In terms of an Attack what does Vulnerability mean?

A weakness in a system allowing an attack to occur.

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In terms of an Attack what does Risk mean?

A comprise exists with insufficient protection leading to a possible attack.

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In terms of an Attack what does Attack mean?

A realised risk when an attacker performs an exploit.

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In terms of an Attack what does Mitigation mean?

The process of reducing risks by either reducing vulnerabilities or devaluing assets.