What is a "cyberg"?

What is a "cyberg" exactly?"

cy-berg /’saɪ-bɜːɡ/ : noun

  • a portmanteau; or, linguistic blending of two (2) words representing a concatenation of cyber and iceberg, thus creating cyber-iceberg or cyberized-iceberg; see definitions below for further explanation.

  • the initial state of a cyber threat or vulnerability in which one or more threats and/or vulnerabilities exist, requiring further action or additional investigation in which the amount of effort (time, materials, or resources) is unknown or indeterminate at the time of (initial) review.

  • the condition by which an unknown trigger (such as an event, incident, or failure) has caused a situation to exist whereby the operational state of a cyber system, its environment, and safety status, has shifted to an indeterminate state that may be considered unsafe, based on previously established environmental conditions.

  • a cyber-related condition whereby a threat, or warning of a possible threat, results in either the misinterpretation or misunderstanding of a given situation, resulting in a decision in which no corrective action is taken.

  • a threat or perceived threat in which any or all potential negative consequences have or will exceed that which is apparently known or visible.

Special thanks to Mr. Vytautas Butrimas and Mr. Thomas Minton for their contribution to this effort.

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