Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) definition in Computer Security terms:
Definition(s): Enabling operations and intelligence collection capabilities conducted through the use of computer networks to gather data from target or adversary information systems or networks.
Note: Within the Department of Defense (DoD), term was approved for deletion from JP 1-02 (DoD Dictionary). Original source of term was JP 1-02 (DoD Dictionary). The military no longer uses this term to describe these operations, but it is still used outside of military operations.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015
reference: CSRC Glossary