Attack pattern

1. For software, descriptions of common methods for exploiting software systems.

2. Similar cyber events or behaviors that may indicate an attack has occurred or is occurring, resulting in a security violation or a potential security violation.

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,