CHAPTER 3

Threat Actors

In this chapter, you will

•  Explain threat actor types

•  Explain threat actor attributes

•  Explore open source threat intelligence

This chapter examines the types and attributes of threat actors. Threat actors can take many forms and represent different levels of threats, so understanding the type and motivation of an actor can be critical for proper defensive measures. The chapter also explores open source intelligence as used to understand the current threat environment, and to lead the proper resource deployment of cyber defenses.

Certification Objective   This chapter covers CompTIA Security+ exam objective 1.3, Explain threat actor types and attributes.

Types of Actors

The act of deliberately accessing computer ...

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