CYBER ATTACKS - PROTECTING AMERICA'S SECURITY AGAINST DIGITAL THREATS. IN: COUNTERING TERRORISM - DIMENSIONS OF PREPAREDNESS

This chapter discusses the threat to America's information technology infrastructure. Topic headings include: Types of Cyber Attacks - Web Defacements and Semantic Hacks, Domain Name Server (DNS) Attacks, Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Malicious Code, Exploitation of Routing Vulnerabilities, Compound Attacks; The Range of Cyber Attackers - Information Warfare, Foreign Intelligence Services, Terrorists, "Hacktivism", Criminal Groups, "Recreational" Hackers and Virus Propagators, Insiders; The International Component of Cyber Attacks; The Federal Response to Cyber Attacks - Early Efforts at Information Infrastructure Protection, PDD-63, Bush Administration Policy; Recommendations - Exercise High Level of Cyber Alertness Nationally During Periods of Conflict, Identify and Follow Standard Best Practices for Computer Security, Secure Critical Information Assets, Expand Existing Organizations That Perform Operational Warning and Response Functions, Help State and Local Governments Develop More Sophisticated Cyber Security Capabilities, Develop Legal Mechanisms and Relationships to Facilitate Cross-Border Investigation and Enforcement, Expand Cyber Security Research and Development, and Explore New Legal and Policy Measures to Increase Security.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    Kennedy School of Government, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
    79 JF Kennedy Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138
  • Authors:
    • Vatis, M A
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00988795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2005 12:00AM