Definitions

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  • noun A threat posed by means of the Internet or cyberspace.

Etymologies

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cyber- +‎ threat

Examples

  • The report identified intellectual-property theft as the most costly cyberthreat in the U.K., accounting for some £ 9.2 billion of losses annually in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and electronics.

    Cybercrime Costs Mount in U.K.

  • But Iain Lobban's comments, timed to boost this week's London Conference on Cyberspace, underline more the recent arms race in cyberthreat rhetoric.

    Who should fight cyberspace's battles? | Peter Sommer

  • In August, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn III said that threats to U.S. intellectual property -- the inventions, processes, and business plans of U.S. industry -- "may be the most significant cyberthreat that the United States will face over the long term."

    Susan Landau: Moving Rapidly Backwards on Security

  • A major bill, reported out in late March by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, chaired by John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W. Va.) would create a cybersecurity advisory panel with the White House, designate the Commerce Department as the clearinghouse for cyberthreat information, and strengthen NIST's authority to set cybersecurity standards for federal contractors and grant recipients.

    The cybersecurity boom

  • A cyberthreat against Vice President Biden leads to arrest.

    Senator: GOP's attacks on federal workers 'baseless'

  • It's less dramatic than the prospect of a hacker bringing down the power grid or sabotaging a nuclear power plant, but, "it may be the most significant cyberthreat that the United States will face over the long term," says Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III in a forthcoming article on the "Pentagon's Cyberstrategy" he wrote for Foreign Affairs.

    Assessing threat of online theft vs. cyber war

  • The Defense Department's Deputy Under Secretary says that the threat to U.S. intellectual property --- the inventions, processes, and business plans of U.S. industry --- "may be the most significant cyberthreat that the United States will face over the long term."

    Susan Landau: The Pentagon's Message on Cybersecurity

  • The Defense Department's Deputy Under Secretary says that the threat to U.S. intellectual property --- the inventions, processes, and business plans of U.S. industry --- "may be the most significant cyberthreat that the United States will face over the long term."

    Susan Landau: The Pentagon's Message on Cybersecurity

  • The Defense Department's Deputy Under Secretary says that the threat to U.S. intellectual property --- the inventions, processes, and business plans of U.S. industry --- "may be the most significant cyberthreat that the United States will face over the long term."

    Susan Landau: The Pentagon's Message on Cybersecurity

  • A major bill, reported out in late March by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, chaired by John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W. Va.) would create a cybersecurity advisory panel with the White House, designate the Commerce Department as the clearinghouse for cyberthreat information, and strengthen NIST's authority to set cybersecurity standards for federal contractors and grant recipients.

    The cybersecurity boom

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