In the paper “The Dangers of Cyber-Terrorism” the author discusses cyber terrorism, which entails two major aspects: cyberspace and terrorism, allowing it to be considered as the usage of information technology by terrorist organizations…
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The face of international terrorism is beginning to change at a quick speed. Even though the motives keep on being the identical, United States is now confronted with cutting edge and unusual tools. The intelligence strategies, safety strategies, and devices which are designed to shield us, now are immobilized against this latest disastrous tactic, known as cyber terrorism. Moreover, the ways of counter terrorism that the world depends on have become fairly outdated since this opponent is not going to strike people with explosives, however, this enemy strikes with computer viruses and aims to interrupt our computer units which people have grown to be so reliant on. (Collin, 1997)
Cyber strikes, system safety and data present complicated troubles that hit into new places for nationwide safety and public plan. This paper examines one list of concerns – those associated with cyber-terrorism and cyber offenses on crucial system and their ramifications for countrywide safety. Cyber-terrorism is “the consumption of computer system resources to turn off crucial national infrastructures (for example power, transport, federal government procedures) or even force or torment a government or civilian populace.”
The idea of cyber terrorism tends to be that as countries and vital infrastructure grew to become more influenced by computer systems for their functioning, innovative vulnerabilities are built – “a substantial computerized Achilles heel.”
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The dependence on IT networks is a defining feature of most industries in today’s world. The corporate sector, the banking and financial sector, the marketing sector and even the entertainment industry are all globally integrated via the internet. The global internet, in recent times forms the backbone of business and knowledge sourcing, sales and marketing, banking and finance, strategy management and many more systems.
No country seems to be free from the threats of terrorism and Australia is also not an exception. Even though, different kinds of terrorist activities are going on in Australia, cyber terrorism seems to be the most important one.
19 1How and why cyber-attacks take place 23 2.2 Methods followed in information warfare/cyber terrorism 34 2.3Who are affected in information warfare /cyber terrorism? 37 2.4Ideologies and philosophies underlying acts of terrorism 43 2.5The relationship between cyber terrorism and ideological extremism 52 2.6Safeguards from Attacks 54 Military approach to cyber warfare/cyber terrorism safeguard strategy 56 Governmental and industrial approach to cyber terror defence 60 Cyber warfare technical and economic defence measures 62 Technical: 62 Economic 63 Disaster Recovery Planning in case of cyber terror attacks 64 2.7United Kingdom: Government Strategy to Counter Cyber Terrorism 65 2.8Saudi
The emergence and widespread use of the Internet globally has made this medium vulnerable to various threats and acts of violations of both personal and organizational privacy and security. Termed as cyber terrorism, the definition of which was revealed to have spurred difficulties in taxonomies, its meaning is hereby quoted by Gordon as: “Cyber terrorism is the convergence of terrorism and cyberspace.
It has been associated with political motives that aim at intimidating governments and organizations because of their actions or intended actions and sometimes with the aim of influencing decisions to be made by political forces. While traditional approach to terrorism involved physical attacks on property and people in whom the target political organizations have interests, technological developments have enhanced such attacks that can now be done on the internet and may target networks and their contents instead of targeting people and physical property.
Fraud activities have in the recent times increased as many people are desperate and are engaging themselves in crime as they try to make ends meet and hence participating in the acts of fraud in their work places and other institutions. Fraud-fighting actions can be categorized into three main groups: prevention, detection and investigation.
Previous researchers and writers when addressing cyberterrorism have either been in support of one position or the other; those who deem it to be a threat herald its potential impact on our society, and the opposition tends to view it as a farce propagated by the current presidential administration.
The findings of this research study illuminate the very real dangers of drug use in the prenatal context.
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The author explains that cyber terrorism is the act of illegally accessing computers and information chiefly via the internet to create physical harm or severe disturbance of infrastructure. Agencies that deal with fraud such as Interpol and the FBI are doing a great job in fighting against cyber terrorism.