Routledge studies in conflict, security and technology.
"This book investigates the intersection of terrorism, digital technologies and cyberspace. Currently, the evolving academic field of cyber-terrorism is largely dominated by single perspective, technological, political, or sociological, texts. In contrast, Terrorism Online utilises a multi-disciplinary framework to provide a broader introduction to debates and developments that have largely been conducted in isolation to date. Drawing together key academics from a range of disciplinary fields, including Computer Science, Engineering, Social Psychology, International Relations, Law and Politics, the volume focuses on three broad themes: 1) how - and why - do terrorists engage with the Internet, digital technologies and cyberspace?; 2) what threat do these various activities pose, and to whom?; 3) how might these activities be prevented, deterred or responded to? Exploring these themes, the book engages with a range of contemporary case studies and different forms of terrorism: from lone-actor terrorists, protest activities associated with 'hacktivist' groups and state-based terrorism. Through the book's engagement with questions of law, politics, technology and beyond, the volume offers a holistic approach which provides both a unique and valuable contribution to this subject matter. This book will be of interest to students of cyberterrorism, security studies and IR in general"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Terrorism online : a new strategic environment / Stuart Macdonald and David Mair 2. Lone actor terrorist use of the internet and behavioural correlates / Paul Gill and Emily Corner 3. Hacktivism as an emerging cyberthreat : case study of a Turkish hacktivist group / Unal Tatar and M. Minhac Celik 4. An updated cost-benefit view of cyberterrorism / Turki Al-Garni and Thomas M. Chen 5. Cyberterrorism and Moral Panics : a reflection on the discourse of cyberterrorism / Lorraine Bowman-Grieve 6. Cyberterrorism, criminal law and punishment-based deterrence / Patrick Bishop 7. State surveillance in cyberspace : a new perspective on digital data practices by intelligence and security services / Sergei Boeke and Quirine Eijkman 8. Transatlantic collaboration in countering cyberterrorism / Eva Nagyfejeo 9. The use of force as a response to cyberterrorism / Irene Couzigou.