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cyberthreat Syllabification: cy·ber·threat
Pronunciation: /ˈsībərˌTHret/

Definition of cyberthreat in English:


The possibility of a malicious attempt to damage or disrupt a computer network or system: the FBI has opened an investigation to address the potential cyberthreat
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  • The cyberthreat to the nation's security and economy may not be as well understood to the general public.
  • In 1997, the commission, which focused primarily on the cyberthreat, issued a report that recommended improving structures and processes.
  • To cope with the emerging cyberthreat, the CI program will have to reorganize to meet this new demand.

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