Addressing the spectre of cyber terrorism: a comparative perspective

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dc.contributor.author Cassim, F
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-04T13:05:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-04T13:05:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Cassim, F. 2012. Addressing the spectre of cyber terrorism: a comparative perspective. Potchefstroom electronic law journal (PELJ) = Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad (PER), 15(2):381-415 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7229
dc.description.abstract This article looks at the definition of cyber terrorism and terrorist use of the Internet. The article evaluates cyber terrorist threats facing countries such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, India and South Africa. The article also examines measures introduced by the respective governments in these countries to counteract cyber terrorist threats. Finally, the article will propose a way forward to counteract such possible threats in the future. The face of terrorism is changing. The convergence of the physical and virtual worlds has resulted in the creation of a “new threat” called cyber terrorism. Cyber terrorism is one of the recognised cyber crimes. The absence of suitable legal frameworks to address cyber terrorism at national and regional levels, the lack of adequate safeguards, the lack of cyber security strategies and the pre-occupation of countries with internal factors have all contributed to the creation of an environment that can be easily infiltrated by cyber terrorists. The horrific events of 9/11 provided the impetus for many countries to introduce antiterrorist legislation. The United States of America, United Kingdom, India and South Africa have introduced legislation to address the threat of cyber terrorism. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Cyber space en_US
dc.subject Cyber terrorists en_US
dc.subject Cyber crime en_US
dc.subject Cyber terrorism en_US
dc.subject Hacktivism en_US
dc.subject Legislation en_US
dc.subject International legislation en_US
dc.subject Anti-terrorist legislation en_US
dc.subject Cyber security en_US
dc.subject Computer networks en_US
dc.subject Critical infrastructure en_US
dc.subject United States of America en_US
dc.subject United Kingdom en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.title Addressing the spectre of cyber terrorism: a comparative perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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