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This diagram shows some frequently used terms within cyber security, and their connections. The terms are: threat; attacker; attack; countermeasures; asset/infrastructure; vulnerability. With a sequence of arrows and labels, the diagram explains the relationships between terms as follows: An asset contains a vulnerability; A threat targets an asset; An attacker launches an attack; An attack exploits a vulnerability; Countermeasures respond to an attack.

 2 Understanding current threats