Usually whatever makes news headlines is something that can affect our lives the most. Like the 2014 Ebola outbreak and the terrorist group ISIS. They were the greatest threats to the United States during the time they were making headlines on the news... Right? Wrong Cyber warfare was and is the greatest threat to the United States. We live in a cybernetic age where someone from any part of the world can easily communicate with someone in halfway across the globe instantly. This much connection between people can lead to lots good being done and is much more efficient than other methods of communication, but it can also lead to lots of harm being done. Harm means things like identity theft, viruses, cyberbullying, and most importantly cyber warfare. Cyber warfare is growing much more common and along with it is the potential damage it could cause so our concern for it should rise too.
The media have produced their own definitions and examples of cyberterrorism even though to be classed as cyberterrorism it needs the four elements. To date, there have not been any cyberterrorist attacks if considering the definition provided by Kenney (2015). Cyberterrorism is a product of framing and interpretation, in which meaning is given to the world via language, images and other discursive practices: be they pictures of hand grenades, discussion of hypothetical ‘doomsday’ scenarios, or headlines about ‘malicious computer worms’.
How will we be able to determine the future threats of terrorist attacks? As law enforcement professionals, we should not hibernate on the sidelines and wait for a terrorist event to unfold. We own the burden of acting to prevent and prepare for such attacks with the highest negative consequences for our organizations and people that we serve. Therefore, regardless of how difficult it may appear to be, we are compelled to explore the possibilities and implications of future events and their possible origination points or areas of the world. The future is an ‘unknown factor’, one that lies beyond our present knowledge. Nevertheless, we shall not become stagnant with the investigations and intelligence gathering or else, terrorism will defeat us. Future terrorist attacks are likely to originate in a form that has yet not been explored. Experts expect cyberattacks and chemical attacks as the means of the delivery of the next predicted catastrophe.
Terrorism is a phenomenon that has developed fairly recently in human history. Especially in the recent decade (2010-present) we have seen a massive surge in terrorist activity in the world and online. The United States hit a turning point after 9/11 that would change our security procedures and laws forever. With the current threats of ISIS and state sponsored terrorism, the need for discussion about terrorism is paramount. This paper aims to establish what terrorism is and provide examples of terrorist events in the past, as well as establish the relationship of criminal activity and terrorist acts and the risk of emergency responders and terrorism.
Internet as one of the most significant inventions in the 21st century broads our horizon, connects the world together and completely rewrites the human history. However as every other technology, Internet has its own limitation which is its anonymity. As Internet and computer have taken over more and more operations, devious people began to utilize internet to commit crimes or even planning terrorist attack.
Terrorism is in the extensive sense, the use of purposely indiscriminate violence as a means to generate terror, to attain a political, spiritual or conceptual aim. It is used in this regard mainly to refer to violence against peacetime aims or in war against non-fighting. It is mainly caused because of the hate towards certain group of people. They are National terrorism and International terrorism. National terrorism involves attacking their own people and opposing their government for certain reasons. On the other side, International terrorism involves people taking the weapon of terrorism for spiritual beliefs and other aspects.
Even though terrorism has existed in countries throughout history, there has not found long-term impact. The reason for that it seems to be less significant and less interesting for scientists but, after 11 September terrorist attacks, it seems to be that it has changed. (Bergersen and Lizardo, 2004). Now, terrorism and its effects have moved to remarkable research topics. After 11 September, terrorist attacks have increasing trend all over the world. Even if it seems that terrorism is one of the main problems of the Middle East, European countries have suffered from terrorism and its painful results. When terrorism being the case, besides the human lives, other economic activities need
Some people believe that this is the worst, non-factual book they have ever read, whereas others think that every American who loves this country needs to read this work. I believe that neither one position nor the other is correct. In my opinion, as a citizen of the world, this is a book that has transcended spaces and frontiers in a few months. Besides, I am sure that it will always be a document for permanent consultation and reference, that is, it will become a classic. But, let me consider the reasons to reach this conclusion.
Without human factors, random passwords, system-selected passwords, and long passwords can be considered as secure as compared to passwords based on names, passwords selected by user, and long short passwords. In addition, the habit of forcing users to make changes to password frequently and requisition for users to have different passwords for different entries should be adequate in efforts to fighting unsecure access. However, human factor is an issue that cannot be ignored in the contemporary society. This is because when the above restrictions have been implemented on a system, the users are forced to write down their passwords in order to be able to retrieve them whenever they seem to forget. Either on yellow stickers pasted on stations, cheat slip in the user's upper drawer, or on a file in the hard disk, the users find it hard to resist the urge to write down the passwords thus exposing their systems further.
While some may think that the nations of the world have become much more intelligent and diplomatic since the end of the Cold War; there is evidence that proves otherwise. During the Cold War children were taught to hide under a desk so that they would be protected from a nuclear bomb; this fear of nuclear fallout was valid since this weaponry effects both combatants and none combatants. However, nuclear weapons have only been used several times, due to the immediate and long term effects that this action could have on the targeted nation, its enemy, and the rest of the world.
As part of our module, Computer Services Management, we have been assigned with the task of writing an ethical essay on any ethical aspect within CSM. This was not an easy task, for many reasons like, the wide area within I.T. ethics and the various fields within I.T. it effects. This assignment was very educational, I spent quiet an amount of time researching this topic, and I could have changed my mind on several occasions, but decided to stick with “Ethics in Technology”. It may seem broad initially, I grasped the points that I believe to be relevant to the topic and that should become apparent later.
The start of media terrorism was first witnessed in Germany in Munich Germany during the Olympics. In the summer of 1972 Munich Olympics, eleven Israeli Olympic members were taken hostage and were eventually killed along with one of the German Police officers by the Palestinian Terrorist with an alia Black September. Millions of people were on their televisions all the time watching something which started just a mere kidnapping incident and escalated to a fact of being a terrorism event which later involved heavily armed police forces. This was just the beginning of terrorist seeking for media attention thus showing how ruthless and powerful they can and instill terror to the other group that were not victims. This brings us to the term Terror.
Identity theft is a crime that has existed for centuries. However, modern technologies such as the Internet have duplicated and simplified the different ways to commit this crime. Not so long ago, birth certificates or other identification documents were rare; it was thus not too difficult to pass yourself off as another person. While people have more identification documents and other personal data nowadays, identity theft and/or identity fraud are becoming more and more common crimes. Most of these data are stored online, hacking a storage device could provide therefore numerous of identities to use. Furthermore, many services are arranged online, as explained earlier. When a criminal obtains personal data, he can easily use
Cyber threats continue to plague governments and businesses around the world. Cyberwarfare is Internet-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks on information and information systems. Normally there are two purposes of Cyberwarfare, espionage or sabotage. Cyberwarfare attacks can disable official websites and networks, disrupt or disable essential services, steal or alter classified data, and cripple financial systems. Cyber operations can also aide military operations, such as intelligence gathering and information warfare.
Crime is a word that we always heard in this globalization era. Crimes refer to any violation of law or the commission of an act forbidden by law. Since long time ago, crime and criminality have been associated with people living on the planet earth . There are many stages of crime that can be committed around the world. Now what we gonna talk about today is the crime of the internet or should i say technology a.k.a cybercrime.