Definitions Edit

Computing Edit

Exploitation is

[u]sing a weakness or vulnerability in an automated information system to access or cause damage to or loss of an asset.[1]

Intelligence Edit

Exploitation is

[t]he process of obtaining intelligence information from any source and taking advantage of it.[2]
taking full advantage of any information that has come to hand for tactical, operational, or strategic purposes.[3]

References Edit

  1. The Electronic Intrusion Threat to National Security and Emergency Preparedness Telecommunications: An Awareness Document, at F-2.
  2. OPSEC Glossary of Terms.
  3. Joint Publication 3-13.1, at I-12.

See also Edit

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