Cyber Threats: Definition & Types


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What is a cyber threat?

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1. What is the most common type of cyber threat?

2. What are hackers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are cyber threats? You can check your knowledge of these threats and the different types by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on your knowledge of:

  • What a cyber threat is
  • Most common type of cyber threat
  • A cyber threat that can happen when computer updates are not performed
  • Cyber threats that do not attach themselves to an existing executable program
  • Who hackers are

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a cyber threat and its effects
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about who hackers are
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about an example of a cyber threat and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Cyber Threats: Definition & Types is a lesson you can use if you still want to learn more about these threats. Goals you can complete include:

  • Determine why hackers are bad
  • Compare and contrast the different types of cyber threats
  • Examine the severity of cyber threats