Attack taxonomy is a systematic classification of cyberattacks based on their targets, goals, tactics, or characteristics. It develops as new attack strategies arise and serves as a foundation for vulnerability management, security awareness programs, and incident response.

Attack taxonomies allow organizations to understand and prioritize security defences based on the most common attack vectors.

Attack Taxonomies Examples

Network-based Attacks

Malware-based Assaults

Web-based Attacks

Operating Systems (OS) Targeted Attacks

Wireless and Mobile Attacks

Insider Attacks

Physical Attacks

Social Engineering Attacks