Cybersecurity Terminology

“threat actors”, “script kiddies”, “insider threat”, “state actors”, and “brokers” are all related to cyber security but represent different concepts. Threat actors are individuals or groups who pose a threat to computer systems, networks, or digital data, and can be classified into several categories. Script kiddies are a specific type of threat actor who lack technical skills and rely on pre-written scripts and tools to carry out attacks.