Vulnerability

What is a Vulnerability? A vulnerability is a weakness that cybercriminals can exploit to gain unauthorized access to information or perform illegal actions on a computer system. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the weakness can be in an information system, system security procedures, internal controls, or implementation that threat sources could trigger and exploit. Vulnerabilities give hackers leeway to run malicious code, access computer memory, install malware, and steal or destroy sensitive information. Key Takeaways A vulnerability is a weakness that cybercriminals exploit to gain unauthorized access to systems and information Hackers connect to a … Read more