Threat

March 5, 2018

Threat

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Any circumstance or event with the potential to adversely impact organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, or the Nation through an information system via unauthorized access, destruction, disclosure, modification of information, and/or denial of service.
SOURCE: SP 800-53; SP 800-53A; SP 800-27; SP 800-60; SP 80037; CNSSI-4009

The potential source of an adverse event.
SOURCE: SP 800-61

Any circumstance or event with the potential to adversely impact organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, or individuals through an information system via unauthorized access, destruction, disclosure, modification of information, and/or denial of service. Also, the potential for a threat-source to successfully exploit a particular information system vulnerability.
SOURCE: FIPS 200