Cyberterrorism: Understanding, Assessment, and Response

This can be the 1st e-book to offer a multidisciplinary method of cyberterrorism. It lines the danger posed by means of cyberterrorism this present day, with chapters discussing attainable technological vulnerabilities, strength motivations to interact in cyberterrorism, and the demanding situations of distinguishing this from different cyber threats. The ebook additionally addresses the diversity of capability responses to this risk via exploring coverage and legislative frameworks in addition to a range of recommendations for deterring or countering terrorism in cyber environments. The case stories during the publication are international in scope and contain the USA, uk, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

With contributions from unusual specialists with backgrounds together with diplomacy, legislations, engineering, computing device technological know-how, public coverage and politics, Cyberterrorism: figuring out, evaluate and reaction deals a leading edge research of up to date debate on, and concerns surrounding, cyberterrorism. This international scope and variety of views make sure it really is of serious curiosity to lecturers, scholars, practitioners, policymakers and different stakeholders with an curiosity in cyber safeguard.

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Hardy and G. Williams of the Criminal Code, was modelled closely on the UK definition. It therefore displays a number of similarities, although it is not identical to the UK definition. Like the UK definition of terrorism, the Australian definition of terrorism includes three requirements for an act to qualify as terrorism. These also encompass threats in addition to actions. Firstly, in sub-section (1)(b), the Australian definition includes a motive requirement which provides that the action or threat must be made ‘with the intention of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause’.

This appears to set a higher standard than its equivalents in the UK (‘influence’) and Australia (‘influence by intimidation’). Secondly, the Canadian definition encompasses attacks against domestic and international organisations. This is broader than the phrase ‘international governmental organisations’ in the UK definition; it could plausibly apply to non-governmental organisations such as Greenpeace and domestic service providers such as gas companies and Internet service providers (ISPs). Thirdly, the Canadian definition encompasses attacks against individual persons, such as an attack on a single Member of Parliament.

One study from November 2012, for example, estimated that 31,300 magazine and journal articles have now been written on the subject (Singer 2012). This prominence, however, has not translated into anything like consensus on what cyberterrorism means, or how it should be used (something it shares, of course, with the wider concept of terrorism, discussed further below). Thus, some authors, such as Dorothy Denning, are reluctant to identify specific examples of ‘cyberterrorism’ in their work, preferring to identify, ‘damaging acts in support of terrorist objectives’ (2010:201–205).

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