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Cyberterrorism: The Threat That Never Was
Cyberterrorism: The Threat That Never Was

Author(s): Kacper Rękawek, Andrzej Kozłowski, Marcin Terlikowski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych

Summary/Abstract: If the seriousness of a given “emerging security threat” is measured by the number of recent nalyses devoted to it or the proliferation of experts studying it, then cyberthreats must now urpass the dangers of offline terrorism and energy security. While all issues “cyber” attract a igh level of policymaker attention, another threat seems to have been forgotten and arginalised: cyberterrorism. To an extent, the evolution of cyberterrorism mirrors that of regular” terrorism, which erupted as the “weapon of the weak,” and after a state-sponsored hase seems to be returning to its sub-state or even “lone wolf” roots. Cyberthreats, on the ther hand, originally of a sub-state nature, are now mostly in the domain of state entities that ave not yet made the decision to launch state-sponsored cyberterrorism.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 40
  • Page Range: 01-06
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English