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Definition Edit

An attack vector is "[a] path or means by which an attack can be or is made on critical infrastructure."[1]

Overview Edit

It "provides information about the assets that can be targeted and the type of threat used per asset."[2]

Attack vectors enable hackers to exploit system vulnerabilities, including human errors.

References Edit

  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., The Future of the Electric Grid, Glossary, at 261 (2011) (full-text).
  2. ENISA Threat Landscape 2014: Overview of Current and Emerging Cyber-threats, at 10.

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