Chapter 9

Vulnerabilities to Address


Vulnerabilities are the weaknesses that may be exploited by a threat to create loss. Vulnerabilities can be broadly classified into four categories: operational, personnel, physical, and technical. For the purpose of this book, we have categorized the vulnerabilities as appropriately as reasonable. We summarize the most prominent vulnerabilities, so that security personnel can recognize and triage them appropriately. We do not intend to provide a comprehensive list of vulnerabilities, but we provide the categorization of vulnerabilities to make the content as useful as possible. When you have a proper understanding of your organization's vulnerabilities, you can determine the most useful countermeasures ...

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