What is vulnerability?

  • (noun): Susceptibility to injury or attack.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Vulnerability refers to the inability to withstand the effects of a hostile environment. A window of vulnerability (WoV) is a time frame within which defensive measures are reduced, compromised or lacking

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Some articles on vulnerability:

SAINT (software) - SAINT Network Vulnerability Scanner
... to The Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) specification as an Unauthenticated Vulnerability Scanner and Authenticated Vulnerability and Patch Scanner ... CERT advisories, and IAVA (Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts) and describes ways to correct the vulnerabilities ... A vulnerability is a flaw in a system, device, or application that, if leveraged by an attacker, could impact the security of the system ...
Martha Fineman - Work On Dependency and Vulnerability
... The Vulnerable Subject" in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism develops a theory of vulnerability in order to argue for a more responsive state and ... Fineman argues "Vulnerability is and should be understood to be universal and constant, inherent in the human condition ... The vulnerability approach is an alternative to traditional equal protection analysis it represents a post-identity inquiry in that it is not focused only on discrimination ...
Social Vulnerability - See Also
... Vulnerability Vulnerability index Vulnerability assessment. ...
Types of Vulnerability - Military
... In military terminology, vulnerability is a subset of survivability, the others being susceptibility and recoverability ... Vulnerability is defined in various ways depending on the nation and service arm concerned, but in general it refers to the near-instantaneous effects of a weapon attack ... restoration of capability) is included in vulnerability ...

More definitions of "vulnerability":

  • (noun): The state of being vulnerable or exposed.
    Example: "His vulnerability to litigation"
    Synonyms: exposure