Understanding, Assessment, and Response

  • Thomas M. Chen
  • Lee Jarvis
  • Stuart Macdonald

About this book


This is the first book to present a multidisciplinary approach to cyberterrorism. It traces the threat posed by cyberterrorism today, with chapters discussing possible technological vulnerabilities, potential motivations to engage in cyberterrorism, and the challenges of distinguishing this from other cyber threats. The book also addresses the range of potential responses to this threat by exploring policy and legislative frameworks as well as a diversity of techniques for deterring or countering terrorism in cyber environments. The case studies throughout the book are global in scope and include the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

With contributions from distinguished experts with backgrounds including international relations, law, engineering, computer science, public policy and politics, Cyberterrorism: Understanding, Assessment and Response offers a cutting edge analysis of contemporary debate on, and issues surrounding, cyberterrorism. This global scope and diversity of perspectives ensure it is of great interest to academics, students, practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders with an interest in cyber security.


Counter terrorism Critical infrastructure Cyber attacks Cyber crime Cyber domain Cyber vulnerabilities Cybersecurity Cyberterrorism Law Policy Terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas M. Chen
    • 1
  • Lee Jarvis
    • 2
  • Stuart Macdonald
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Math SciencesCity University LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Political, Social and International StudiesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.College of LawSwansea UniversitySwanseaUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0961-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0962-9
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