Threats to the Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) Posed by Modern Terrorism

Hadji-Janev, Metodi (2013) Threats to the Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) Posed by Modern Terrorism. In: Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and Resilience in the ICT Sector. IGI, Global, pp. 93-113.

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The emergence of new non-state actors in the post Cold War reality have dramatically changed security environment around the globe. Modern terrorism practiced by Al Qaeda and its associated movement (AQAM) has posed serious threat to critical information infrastructure given the trend of connecting control systems that run these infrastructures to the internet. Although AQAM have not been successful to launch cyber-attack that will cause mass casualties, environment damage or financial effects, the possibility remain alarming since creativity in the age of globalization never ends. Additionally by using the so called “dot-com culture” modern terrorists effectively employ negative effects of globalization to rich to the societies’ remote pockets and Islamic social nomads and thus enlarge their capabilities to affect our critical information infrastructure. Therefore to effectively protect our CII from modern terrorists we need to consider comprehensive and holistic approach build on direct and indirect mechanisms.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Social Sciences > Law
Divisions: Military Academy
Depositing User: Metodi Hadzi-Janev
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2013 13:43
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2013 10:13

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