The Pros And Cons Of Cyberterrorism

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As I have explained in response to the first question of this exam, terrorism does not have a singular, rounded definition, but rather a multitude of similar definitions that all relate to what terrorism is and what it stands for, depending on the circumstances. As I have also mentioned, there is a new type of terrorism, known as cyberterrorism. It has come from the invent of the Internet and new technologies, which has changed added to the list of definitions of what terrorism is. In this essay question response, I will be talking about just how the advance in technology has influenced and changed terrorism. Then, I will discuss how this new form of terrorism is being countered and the challenges it brings forward. Finally, I will discuss why groups like Anonymous should not be considered terrorist groups. Before technological advances such as the steam-powered printing press in 1830 (Blais, 4:1:4), the first satellite TV launched by the United…show more content…
According to Shamsuddin Abdul Jalil for GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), the following steps are just a few that can be taken in order to deal with cyberterrorism threats: pursue and prosecute the perpetrators, develop security practices, deploy security applications such as firewalls, establish disaster recovery plans should an attack occur, and encourage research and development for personalized security measures (Jalil, giac.org). This may all seem so simple, but there are quite a few struggles when it comes to trying to counteract terrorism. Such struggles include law enforcement challenges, seeing that cyber space is technically a free space for Internet users to disseminate information, videos, images and audio as they please. Another struggle is the actual nature of cyberterrorism: it is a decentralized network of people, who could possibly be working from all over the world (Blais

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