Incident and Security Event|
An Incident is a security event that involves a security violation. An incident can be defined as a single attack or a group of attacks that can be distinguished from other attacks by the method of attack, identity of attackers, victims, sites, objectives or timing, etc.
In the context of FINE, the term Incident is used to mean a Computer Security Incident or an IT Security Incident.
An action directed at a target which is intended to result in a change of state (status) of the target. From the point of view of event origination, it can be defined as any observable occurrence in a system or network which resulted in an alert being generated. For example, three failed logins in 10 seconds might indicate a brute- force login attack.