Title

Information terrorism in the new security environment

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Management

RAS ID

4539

Comments

This article was originally published as: Webb, K. (2007, March). Information Terrorism in the New Security Environment. In proceedings of 7th Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia. Original article available here

Abstract

Over the years there have been many interpretations of what constitutes Information Terrorism. This paper examines the correlation/relationship between Information Warfare and Terrorism, and describes what is considered to be Information Terrorism now. It achieves this by outlining the threat’s impact, advantage and capability. It then examines the positives that can be derived from such and, based on the literature available on the subject, provides a deduced interpretation of what Information Terrorism is. The paper concludes with remarks supporting the assertion that Information Terrorism is a major dynamic and asymmetric threat contributing to a new national security environment.