Structural vulnerability (computing)

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In computing, a structural vulnerability is an IT system weakness that consists of several so-called component vulnerabilities. This type of weakness generally emerges due to several system architecture flaws.

An example of a structural vulnerability is a person working in a critical part of the system with no security training, who doesn’t follow the software patch cycles and who is likely to disclose critical information in a phishing attack.[1]


  1. ^ "KTH | Holistic Quantitative Threat Modeling & Attack Simulation | Robert Lagerström". Retrieved 15 November 2017.