New to CAPEC? Start Here

Understanding how the adversary operates is essential to effective cybersecurity. CAPEC™ helps by providing a comprehensive dictionary of known patterns of attack employed by adversaries to exploit known weaknesses in cyber-enabled capabilities. It can be used by analysts, developers, testers, and educators to advance community understanding and enhance defenses.

New to CAPEC

New to CAPEC?

Common Attack Pattern Enumerations and Classifications (CAPEC™) can be overwhelming to someone new to cyber-attack patterns. This page offers tips on how to familiarize yourself with what CAPEC has to offer, before more fully exploring this extensive knowledge base.

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Page Last Updated or Reviewed: July 06, 2023