Accession Number : AD1023224

Title :   Waging and Fighting e Jihad

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command And Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Dexter,Heidi L

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2012

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : On 11 October 2012, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta painted a grim picture of the emerging cyber threats to national security; warning of the possibility of a cyber Pearl Harbor should an aggressor nation or extremist group gain control of critical switches or infrastructure.1 Panetta described an attack as destructive as the terrorist attack on 9/11 which could virtually paralyze the nation with derailed trains, spilled chemicals, millions without power, and contaminated water, but is an extremist group capable of conducting attacks on critical infrastructure through cyberterrorism?

Descriptors :   national security , cyberattacks , terrorists , terrorism , computer security , computer crime , COMPUTER NETWORK SECURITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE