Cyber Terrorism: Political and Economic Implications

Cyber Terrorism: Political and Economic Implications

Andrew Colarik (, USA)
Release Date: March, 2006|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 172|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-021-9
ISBN13: 9781599040219|ISBN10: 1599040212|EISBN13: 9781599040233|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781599040226


Cyber Terrorism: Political and Economic Implications is a cyber terrorism brief that outlines many of the recent terrorist activities, political objectives, and their use of cyberspace. Much of this book is dedicated to illustrating the use of the global information infrastructure by terrorists for the communication and coordination of distributed terrorist cells, the gathering of target intelligence, and the use of cyber criminal activities as a force multiplier for both physical attacks and infrastructure destabilization.

This book identifies the underlying technologies of the global information infrastructure as a means for presenting how critical this emerging domain has become. It then discusses the current attack methods and lays out a series of scenarios for key industry sectors. Lastly, Cyber Terrorism: Political and Economic Implications puts forward prevention and response policies for reducing cyber terrorism activities in the context of traditional information security objectives.

Reviews and Testimonials

In Cyber Terrorism: Political and Economic Implications, Andrew Colarik shares his expertise on a very real threat that affects all our lives and explores our vulnerabilities as individuals as well as nations. The book is well bound and easy to read. It is recommended for anybody needing a quick brief on the complexities and realities of cyber-terrorism.

– Ina Fourie, Online Information Review, University of Pretoria

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Andrew Colarik has accumulated over twenty five years experience of knowledge utilizing computer information systems. This includes systems analysis and design, network administration, university level teaching, and the justification, specification, and implementation of factory and office automation. He is the holder of a Ph. D. in Information Systems from the University of Auckland, and a Masters of Business Administration from Kent State University. As a researcher, author, and inventor, Dr. Colarik has been published in top-tier security conferences, authored several information security books, and is an inventor of both utility and design patents.