Vulnerabilities and Impacts

In this chapter, you will

•  Explore the sources and types of vulnerabilities

•  Explain the impact associated with types of vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities are the source of virtually all security concerns. Vulnerabilities are specific characteristics of a system that an attacker exploits to violate the security posture of the system. When an attacker exploits a vulnerability, the impact can vary from minimal to disastrous. This chapter examines the technical source and business impact of the types of vulnerabilities commonly found in systems.

Certification Objective   This chapter covers CompTIA Security+ exam objective 1.6, Explain the impact associated with types of vulnerabilities.

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