Updated: 10/18/2022 by Computer Hope
Computer threat actor

With computer security, a threat is the potential for a bad event to happen involving a business, computer, or network. A computer hacker attacking a company and stealing confidential information is an example of a threat.

Examples of threats to a computer

There are many natural and human-made threats that could affect a computer. Below is a list of some of them help give you an idea of potential dangers. Visiting any of these links gives you further information about the threat.

What is threat hunting?

Cyber threat hunting or threat hunting is the automatic or manual process of searching through computers in a network to find vulnerabilities or malware. Companies and services that offer this type of detection provide a list of potential threats with methods on how to protect against them.

How can computer threats be measured?

Below are technical reports with more advanced information on assessing security risks.

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