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Cyber-Terrorism: A Threat to Australia?

Cyber-Terrorism: A Threat to Australia?
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Author(s): Christopher Beggs (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch115
ISBN13: 9781616921293
EISBN13: 9781466665354


Terrorism has become a major concern for the Australian Government and the Australian community since the September 11 2001 attacks in the US and the Bali bombings in 2002. This paper explores the potential threat of cyber-terrorism to Australia’s security and highlights the measures the Australian Government has taken towards countering this new form of terrorism. The paper acknowledges the lack of overall strategy for a comprehensive cyber-terrorism defence plan, as well as underlining the need for future initiatives and developments to protect Australia from a possible cyber-terrorist attack.

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