Battlefield Cyberspace: Exploitation of Hyperconnectivity and Internet of Things

Battlefield Cyberspace: Exploitation of Hyperconnectivity and Internet of Things

Maurice Dawson (University of Missouri – St. Louis, USA), Marwan Omar (Saint Leo University, USA), Jonathan Abramson (Post University, USA), Brian Leonard (Alabama A&M University, USA) and Dustin Bessette (National Graduate School of Quality Management, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5469-1.ch073


The threat of cyber terrorism has become a reality with recent attacks such as Stuxtnet, Flame, Sony Pictures, and North Korea's websites. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to become more hyperconnected it will be imperative that cyber security experts to develop new security architectures for multiple platforms such as mobile devices, laptops, embedded systems, and even wearable displays. The futures of national and international security rely on complex countermeasures to ensure that a proper security posture is maintained during this state of hyperconnectivity. To protect these systems from exploitation of vulnerabilities it is essential to understand current and future threats to include the laws that drive their need to be secured. Examined within this chapter are the potential security related threats with the use of social media, mobile devices, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and mixed reality.
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Laws And Policies To Combat Terrorism

The events of 9/ll not only changed policies with the U.S. but also policies with other countries in how they treat and combat terrorism. The United Nations (U.N.) altered Article 51 of the U.N. charter. This article allows members of the U.N. to take necessary measures to protect themselves against an armed attack to ensure international peace and security.

Israel is a country with some of the most stringent policies towards national and international security. This country requires all citizens to serve in the military to include multiple checkpoints throughout the country. This country has utilized stringent checks in the airport long before 9/11, however, now they have additional measures to ensure the nation's security as they are surrounded by countries that have tried to invade before. Israel has also deployed more Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to patrol the border in the event something occurs.

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