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Chapter 1 What is the difference between a threat agent and a threat? The difference between a threat agent and a threat it that a threat is a theft while a threat agent is a hacker. A threat is a “category of objects, people, or other entities that represents a danger to an asset. Threats are always present and can be purposeful or undirected”. A threat agent The specific instance or a component of a threat. For example, the threat of “trespass or espionage” is a category of potential danger to information assets, while “external professional hacker”. What is the difference between vulnerability and exposure? Vulnerability is a weakness or fault in a system or protection mechanism that opens it to attack or damage such as a flaw in a software. Whereas, exposure is a condition or state of being exposed; in information security, exposure exists when a vulnerability is known to an attacker. How is infrastructure protection (assuring the security of utility services) related to information security?
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  • Spring '18
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