A threat could be anything that leads to interruption, meddling or destruction of any valuable service or item existing in the firm’s repertoire. Whether of “human” or “nonhuman” origin, the analysis must scrutinize each element that may bring about conceivable security risk.
Cyber threat analysis is a process in which the knowledge of internal and external information vulnerabilities pertinent to a particular organization is matched against real-world cyber attacks.
With respect to cyber security, this threat-oriented approach to combating cyber attacks represents a smooth transition from a state of reactive security to a state of proactive one. Moreover, the desired result of a threat assessment is to give best practices on how to maximize the protective instruments with respect to availability, confidentiality and integrity, without turning back to usability and functionality conditions.