Accession Number:

ADA393147

Title:

Cyberterror: Prospects and Implications

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1999-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

This white paper begins the process of articulating the demand-side of cyberterror. In so doing, we provide some guidance for setting intelligence-gathering strategy. For, armed with useful hypotheses about the conditions under which terrorists might seek to acquire or develop their capabilities for mass disruption, the intelligence community may be able to provide at least some degree of early warning of this emerging threat. And, based on the analysis that forms another part of our study, cyberterror is at best only an emerging threat, one far less dire than is suggested by others assessments of this phenomenon.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE