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Q2. Cyber Threat; a Mechanism or a Medium?

            Questions linger as to if the greater cyber threat is as a mechanism or a medium. Looked at from different perspectives, different schools of thought may defend different interpretations. One may for instance claim that since the threat posed by cyber attacks does not result in physical casualties then it can not be classified as a mechanism but as a medium. In this paper, this notion will be challenged by looking at cyber threat as a mechanism.
Cyber threat; the Mechanism
Cyber threat in a greater context is a mechanism not a medium. By assessing the use of cybercrime as an attack against infrastructure, it would then be right to say that like other terrorism attacks, this too is one of the mechanisms adopted by terrorists to cause havoc. The result of these attacks includes communication disruptions, power outages, systems crushing and flight delays among others. The impact of these results can be used to determine the effects of this mode of terrorism. The strategy to use cyber attacks is mainly to cripple operations of the target sector and not cause physical damage. As such, the threat magnitude is not as elaborate as that causing physical damage since upon a hacker penetrating a system, the target usually responds by increasing protection of the system from more attacks. The mechanism may achieve a considerable success at first but the attacker would require adoption of more advanced tactics to successfully launch another attack (Lewis, 2002).
Apart from targeting economic activities of a country, the cyber attacks could be used against military activities. The use of the computer systems could have a major implication on warfare and other military operations. Operations based on information networking could suffer a set back if the enemy accesses such data. In todays’ technologically advanced operations, the use of computer based data platforms has taken center stage. Most systems of this nature are however strongly protected from external threat penetration. This does not however rule out the possibility of cyber weapons being employed to dismantle such systems. Hacking of computer systems in the Department of Defense in America is rampant though it has never been reported as to whether; this menace has had any deleterious impact on the military capabilities (Lewis, 2002)..
The threat of cyber attacks is not necessarily focused on security installations and economically viable targets alone. The terror groups could use the avenue to hack into financial systems and acquire data or credit card numbers that could be used to acquire funds to finance their programs. Fears have been expressed by experts that terrorist groups such as the Al Qaeda could use the cyber attacks to cause a disruption in the flow of emergency services as reinforcement to launching a physical attack. Due to the security measures placed on vital installations by nations vulnerable to terror attacks, the cyber threat posed by terrorists would nowadays probably entail the use of internet to collect information about a potential target. The information would then be used to plan and launch a physical attack which terror groups such as Al Qaeda believe is the most appropriate technique to induce terror and fright in their opponents (Lewis, 2002).
            The threat posed by cyber attacks can not be ignored as it is clearly evident that as any other mechanisms adopted by terrorists, cyber threat can result in considerable security and economic damages.

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