The session was part of the ICT’s 16th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: “Unpuzzling Terrorism”. Cyber-terrorism is a growing concern and key battlefield in countering terrorism at the global arena. Terrorists use cyberspace in either an operational, defensive or offensive manner. Currently, terrorists possess little offensive capability, but this may change if terrorists consolidate further relevant expertise or collaborate with criminal elements. An area that is extremely vulnerable to offensive attacks is public and mass transit systems because they may be accessed through legacy connections to the network and are always susceptible to insider threats. As the global community moves forward, a key to success will be creating a common framework to deal with cyber terrorism and crimes, similar to counter human trafficking and fundraising approaches taken by the international community.
14/09/2016 | by ICT16