About this document

This document describes common concepts relevant to discussions about cyber threat activity in the Canadian context and acts as a point of reference for Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) publications. This introductory document provides baseline knowledge about the cyber threat environment, including cyber threat actors and their motivations, sophistication, techniques, tools, and the cyber threat surface.

Please see the Cyber Centre Glossary for additional terminology and the Cyber Centre Blogs for more discussions on the cyber threat environment.

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