Term Cybersecurity Risk Assessment
Code TP-3350.3450-140
Definition Organizations with expertise in information systems security that examine a client's Internet-connected infrastructure including hardware, software and data to identify and eliminate security vulnerabilities and potential entry points for hackers, and take other steps to protect individuals and telecommunications systems from data breaches and other cybercriminal activities. In a computing context, security includes cybersecurity and physical security -- both are used by enterprises to protect against unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems. The elements of cybersecurity include information security (designed to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data), application security, network security, disaster recovery/business continuity planning, operational security and end user education. Cyber threats take many forms including cyberstalking or harassment; unauthorized interception of communications; intellectual property violations, or illegally accessing other computer systems to alter, destroy or steal data, intercept and disclose confidential information; plant spyware, ransomware or other forms of malware; launch denial of service attacks; or engage in phishing, financial theft or other illegal activities.
Created 11/15/18
Changed 1/10/19
Use References Electronic Information Security Services
Information Technology Security Services
See Also References Computer and Information Sciences Research (TR-6500.1500)
Computer Forensics (FN-1300.1800-130)
Cybercrime Prevention (FN-1500.1750)
Cybercrime Reporting (FN-1700.1530)
Cybersecurity Insurance (FN-1500.1755)
Internet Crime Complaint Center (FL-3200)
External Classification Terms Capacity Building and Effectiveness Enhancement (UW 8.2.00.00)
Nonprofit Management (NTE S50)
Organizational Development & Training (NPC S04)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (AIRS OT-600)
Related Concepts
Facet Service
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Bibliographic References "Cybercrime", Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybercrime

"CyberSecurity", TechTarget Network website, https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/cybersecurity

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