Asymmetric Threat: Definition & Characteristics


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Which of the following is a characteristic of a threat?

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1. _____ occur in an obscure or unusual fashion.

2. An Asymmetric Threat comes from a source that is significantly _____ to the _____.

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The worksheet and quiz aid in checking your knowledge of asymmetric threats whenever you feel ready for a quick assessment. The characteristics and sources of these threats are topics you need to know to pass the quiz.

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