Cybersecurity: Vulnerability, Threat, and Risk Assessment

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What can happen if updates are not adequately tested and verified for their effectiveness?

They can cause unauthorized access to sensitive data

Which of the following is a common vulnerability related to software or communication protocols?

Misuse or misconfiguration

What does the term 'threat' refer to in the context of computer systems and security measures?

The potential for unauthorized access to sensitive data

What are intentional threats in the context of security breaches?

Deliberately planned and executed attacks on a system

What is the role of a threat actor in the context of computer systems and security?

Deliberately planning and executing attacks on a system

What does the term 'attack vector' refer to in the context of security breaches?

The path or tool utilized by a malicious threat actor to carry out an attack

What is a vulnerability in the context of cybersecurity?

A weakness that makes a digital asset susceptible to compromise

Which of the following is an example of a vulnerability according to the text?

Improperly configured hardware or software

What can leave a system vulnerable to known exploits that have already been patched?

Delayed application of software and firmware patches

How are vulnerabilities different from threats in cybersecurity?

Vulnerabilities are weaknesses within the system, while threats are potential dangers from external sources

This quiz focuses on the concepts of vulnerability, threat, and risk assessment in the field of cybersecurity. It covers the definitions of vulnerabilities, threats, and risks, and their significance in analyzing potential security risks.

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