Assignment: Cyberterrorism {4 pages}

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Cyberterrorism

The potential threat posed by cyberterrorism has provoked considerable alarm. Numerous security experts, politicians, and others have publicized the danger of cyberterrorists hacking into government and private computer systems and crippling the military, financial, and service sectors of advanced economies. Psychological, political, and economic forces have combined to promote the fear of cyberterrorism. From a psychological perspective, two of the greatest fears of modern times are combined in the term cyberterrorism. The fear of random, violent victimization blends well with the distrust and outright fear of computer technology.

Debate continues to exist regarding the nature and definition of cyberterrorism. Using the assigned readings and additional resources, discuss the extent to which cyberterrorism exists and the characteristics that distinguish cyberterrorism from cybercrime. Provide specific examples to support your application and analysis of the debate surrounding the nature and definition of cyberterrorism. In addition, discuss the potential effects of cyberterrorism, providing specific examples. Your paper should be 4-6 pages in length and include at least five specific examples of different types of cyberterrorism that might be conducted and the associated effects that would be expected from such an attack.

Use at least two credible sources beyond the assigned reading and discuss how you evaluated the credibility of each source. You may consult the Library, the internet, the textbook, other course material, and any other outside resources in supporting your task, using proper citations and references in APA style.

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Compose your essay in Word and save it with a name you will remember. Be sure to include your name, class, and unit number in your essay. Submit your Assignment by selecting the Unit 3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by the end of Unit 3.

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Reading and Resources

The following resources are available from the Purdue Global Library:

Klein, J. (2018). Deterring and dissuading cyberterrorism. Air & Space Power Journal: Afrique Et Francophonie [serial online], 9(1), 21–34

Warf, B., & Fekete, E. (2016). Relational geographies of cyberterrorism and cyberwar. Space & Polity, 20(2), 143–157.

The following resources are available online:

Cerre, M. (2018, March 30). An exclusive look behind the scenes of the U.S. military’s cyber defense. PBS NewsHour. Retrieved from https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/an-exclusive-look-behind-the-scenes-of-the-u-s-militarys-cyber-defense

Weimann, G. (2004, May). Cyberterrorism: How real is the threat? United States Institute of Peace. Retrieved from http://www.usip.org/publications/cyberterrorism-how-real-threat


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