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Cyberwar or Cyberterrorism?
This paper explores whether information technology is more likely to promote cyberwar or cyberterrorism.
# 112307 | 1,892 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2009 in Computer and Technology (General) , Criminology (General)

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The paper defines warfare and offers a distinction between cyberwar and cyberterrorism. The paper suggests that cyberwar is a strategic initiative that can only be waged by a government or structured political-military establishment while cyberterrorism is a low intensity action that can be waged by anyone that has knowledge of information technology. The paper discusses how it is more likely that cyberterrorism would be the weapon of war for the cyberbattlefield since it is cheaper to implement and single individuals could be deployed all over the world to initiate their individual cyberattacks or engage in a concerted effort.

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