Meaning of cyberthreat in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsʌɪbəθrɛt/


  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The entrenched model for information analysis is no longer appropriate for today's increasingly clever cyberthreat.’
    • ‘You will want to define how susceptible you are to the next cyberthreat.’
    • ‘The federal government has failed to respond with enough resources, attention and determination to combat the cyberthreat.’
    • ‘Critical Electric Infrastructure Protection Act, introduced in April, would give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the authority to issue emergency rules if a cyberthreat is imminent.’
    • ‘Show me an example of a cyberthreat from another country.’
    • ‘"This is a good step forward, but we must also address the growing international cyberthreat."’
    • ‘The scientists don't mince words about the cyberthreats facing the nation.’
    • ‘He also raised awareness of cyberthreats and their potential effect on every enterprise, demonstrating foresight and understanding of the intersection of physical and digital security.’
    • ‘But just how the executive branch should help to deal with cyberthreats is proving more of a conundrum.’
    • ‘It predicts that cyberthreats will remain constant over the next few years.’
    • ‘Still, most businesses are not doing enough to secure their systems against cyberthreats such as identity theft and phishing scams, he warns.’
    • ‘Even more impressive, the group that now handles the government's response to cyberthreats did the job with considerably less staff than it's budgeted to have.’
    • ‘Old and new cyberthreats abound.’
    • ‘Get ready for dangerous new liaisons to bring new cyberthreats.’
    • ‘He has also equated cyberthreats with nuclear and biological weapons.’