Attack path

The steps that an adversary takes or may take to plan, prepare for, and execute an attack. (Adapted from: DHS Risk Lexicon, NCSD Glossary) (NICCS).

Source: Explore Terms: A Glossary of Common Cybersecurity Terminology, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS),; The Cyber Glossary, National Security Archive, George Washington University,