Threat Actor

Definition(s)


Threat Actor

An individual, group, organization, or government that conducts or has the intent to conduct detrimental activities.

Adapted from: DHS Risk Lexicon.

Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (https://niccs.us-cert.gov/glossary) as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards