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Cyberterrorism threatening critical infrastructure

Cyber threat is widely discussed at the different social and governmental levels. The inadequate understanding of the risks related to this threat, results both in underestimation, and to reassessment of its gravity. However, a threat of cyber attacks is quite real and the related risks are high. The practical cyberterror risk assessment was the purpose of U.S. Naval College’s and Gartner’s joint researches «Digital Pearl Harbour». During tactical exercise the experts acted as cyberterrorists and imitated a large-scale cyberattack on the U.S. national network infrastructure. Results of the tactical exercise have shown that cyberattack can really disable telecommunications systems in densely populated regions. So, until we shall not protect our cyberspace, some keystrokes and connection to the Internet – all is necessary to harm economy and to threaten people lives. Cyberattacks differ on targets: attacks to the data and attacks to control systems. According to experts on cyber security, a plenty of the largest industrial enterprises and other crucial elements of critical infrastructure are vulnerable before cybercrime and cyberterrorism. Full Story

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