Definition Edit

A community is

[a] body of individuals or organizations interacting in order to pursue mutual interests or goals. The traditional definition is of a geographically circumscribed entity such as a neighborhood or village, but common usage includes entities interacting without regard to physical, geographical, or political boundaries, for example, virtual communities, communities of practice, or the national community. Within the context of the cyber ecosystem, a community of organizations in a geographic region or an infrastructure sector might establish shared capabilities for understanding threats, assessing prevention options, reporting crime, or providing mutual assistance for response and recovery in the event of an incident.[1]

References Edit

  1. Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future: The Cybersecurity Strategy for the Homeland Security Enterprise, Glossary, at D-1.