Could Cyber-Terrorism Bring Down The United States?. Prepared By: Scott Andrews National Collegiate Conference Presentation March 31 st 2007. Cyber-Terrorism Scenario. Distributed Denial Of Service attacks have began to plague American Websites.
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Prepared By: Scott Andrews
National Collegiate Conference Presentation
March 31st 2007
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Currently, the United States is not equipped to deal with a major cyber attack on its homeland.
For example, look at the chaos during hurricane Katrina.
Cyber-Terrorism- according to FEMA:
“Unlawful attacks and threats of attack against computers, networks, and the information systems stored therein when done to intimidate, or coerce a government or its people in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
Critical Infrastructure- according to the US Patriot Act:
“Systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the U.S. that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or anycombination of those matters.”
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Quote from the late President John F. Kennedy:
“Our problems are manmade – therefore, they can be solved by man…No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings…
Our most basic common link is that we all inhibit this planet. We breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal”