What is vulnerability

Last updated: 2023-05-20
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Vulnerability is a weak point, flaw, error, or gap in the security environment or security measures. It is an exploitable weakness in the physical or IT system that can be exploited by a possible threat to force a way to gain unauthorized access to the system.

  • An example of a vulnerability in IT or cybersecurity security: no encryption
  • An example of a vulnerability in physical security: an unlocked door