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Compromising of confidential information

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Definition Edit

Compromising of confidential information means

data breaches that occurred via intentional, unintentional information disclosure performed by internal or external threat agents.[1]

Overview Edit

This threat targets sensitive information from various sectors such as public health sector, governmental organizations, small-medium businesses (SMBs), large organizations etc. Data breaches are usually realised through some form of hacking, incorporated malware, physical attacks, social engineering attacks and misuse of privileges.[2]

References Edit

  1. ENISA Threat Landscape: Responding to the Evolving Threat Environment, at 18.
  2. Id.

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