The mimetic virus: A vector for cyber security

Date

2016

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1758-2172

Volume Title

Publisher

Inderscience

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Like conventional terrorism, cyberterrorism has the same aims and goals but the act is done exclusively within cyberspace where the computer is both weapon and target. Unlike conventional terrorism, cyberterrorism is not analogue but digital and any potential attack could have global consequences. Current thinking is that Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) is the main target of focus for cyberterrorism but with so many people online on a national or even global scale, public could prove to be an easier, more tempting target. This article addresses how the cyberterrorist could use the public as target of a real or fake attack by using a mimetic virus as the weapon.

Description

Keywords

Mimetic virus, cyber terrorism

Citation

Ayres, N. et al. (2016) The mimetic virus: A vector for cyber security. International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, online first

Rights

Research Institute

Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)