A threat refers to a potential event or action that could cause harm or adverse effects to individuals, organizations, or systems. Threats can manifest in various forms, including natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes, human-made events like cyberattacks or terrorism, and broader societal concerns like pandemics or economic instability. The concept is extensively studied and managed across multiple disciplines such as security studies, risk management, cybersecurity, and public health. Identifying, assessing, and mitigating threats are crucial steps in ensuring the safety and well-being of a community or system. While some threats are deliberate, such as espionage or sabotage, others may be unintentional but nonetheless harmful, like accidental data leaks or environmental degradation. In today's interconnected world, threats are increasingly complex and can have ripple effects across various sectors and geographies. For instance, a cybersecurity threat could compromise national security, disrupt financial systems, and violate individual privacy all at once. Ethical and societal considerations often come into play, particularly when measures to counter threats impinge on individual freedoms or create social inequalities.
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Published: May 30, 2023, 9:19 a.m.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems, such as those used in critical infrastructure like power plants and manufacturing facilities, face unique security challenges compared to traditional IT systems. With … Read More
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