The Threat Of Cyber Terrorism Essay
I. Potential threats to territorial sovereignty and security as a result of Cyber Terrorism
Within the past decade, cyber terrorism has become an increasingly popular method of terrorism used to attack government systems, financial systems, aviation systems, and large public or private corporations. Cyber terrorists are able to cause small and large-scale destruction without fear of being held accountable. The main appeal for cyber terrorists is the ability to instigate fear in the public in order to further their own personal agenda. This form of terrorism is also convenient for those involved because of the relatively easy access to public Internet and computer networks in the modern era.
Previous cases of cyber terrorism, including the recent cyber attacks on Estonia, have taught us this is an issue that requires a global response. The Estonian attacks, which started in April 2007, affected many organizations, including…