Definitions[edit | edit source]

An outsider threat is

[a] person or group of persons external to an organization who are not authorized to access its assets and pose a potential risk to the organization and its assets.[1]
[a]n unauthorized entity outside the security domain that has the potential to harm an information system through destruction, disclosure, modification of data, and/or denial of service.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NICCS, Explore Terms: A Glossary of Common Cybersecurity Terminology (full-text).
  2. CNSSI 4009.
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