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The term “cyber threat” refers to anything that threatens an organization’s system or data through destruction, theft, alteration, disclosure, denial of access or service. This includes malware, Trojans, worms, viruses, and phishing attacks.

A cyber threat can disrupt an organization’s operations and cause unwanted costs, including the loss of data or intellectual property, monetary losses, reputational damage and other negative impacts. These costs can have short-term and long-term consequences for businesses, affecting their competitiveness and sustainability in the market.

Intentional and unintentional cybersecurity threats can lead to the breach of confidential business information or sensitive intellectual property. This can have immediate and long-term financial consequences for the affected businesses, as well as impacting global economics.

Criminals and nation states present cyber threats by using sophisticated hacking tools to steal information or cause disruption. These attacks have the potential to disrupt government operations and cause significant economic harm.

Terrorist groups and corporate spies are another group of criminals and nation states that pose a cyber threat by targeting companies to steal trade secrets, gain unauthorized access or obtain large monetary gains. These actors are generally less experienced in executing cyber threats than nation states, but they can be more effective at conducting espionage, blackmailing and stealing trade secrets.

Ransomware is one of the most prevalent types of cyber threats that can be imposed on a company or organization by threat actors. In this type of attack, hackers lock a company or organization’s systems and demand a ransom in exchange for allowing them to recover the lost data.