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The Importance of Defining Cyber Terrorism

posted Sep 13, 2018, 11:40 AM by James Caroland   [ updated Sep 13, 2018, 11:42 AM ]
By Paul de Souza 

Article Summary

The national security of the United States of America is progressively challenged by new terror tactics, including increasing activity through and against assets in cyberspace. While various organizations define “cyber terrorism” differently, the author maintains the importance of coming to a conclusive definition, not only for the purposes of properly understanding the concept of cyber terrorism, but to be able to counter related activities in protection of national security and/or prosecute applicable parties in accordance with the definition and accompanying laws. The concepts of traditional terrorism are combined with the complexities of cyberspace to suggest proper defining of cyber terrorism. Proposed core components of developing a definition are presented and the implications for the government, the military, and the intelligence community are explored.

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James Caroland,
Sep 13, 2018, 11:40 AM