Definition Edit

A computer security incident is an incident that is

[a] violation or imminent threat of violation of computer security policies, acceptable use policies, or standard security practices.[1]
any adverse event whereby some aspect of a computer system is threatened: loss of data confidentiality, disruption of data or system integrity, disruption or denial of availability.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-61.
  2. DM3595-001, at 6.

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