Crisis on impact : responding to cyber attacks on critical information infrastructures

Georgiades, Jenny, Caelli, William, Christensen, Sharon, & Duncan, William D. (2013) Crisis on impact : responding to cyber attacks on critical information infrastructures. The John Marshall Journal of Information Technology and Privacy Law, 30(1), pp. 31-66.

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Abstract

In the developing digital economy, the notion of traditional attack on enterprises of national significance or interest has transcended into different modes of electronic attack, surpassing accepted traditional forms of physical attack upon a target. The terrorist attacks that took place in the United States on September 11, 2001 demonstrated the physical devastation that could occur if any nation were the target of a large-scale terrorist attack. Therefore, there is a need to protect criticalnational infrastructure and critical information infrastructure. In particular,this protection is crucial for the proper functioning of a modern society and for a government to fulfill one of its most important prerogatives – namely, the protection of its people. Computer networks have many benefits that governments, corporations, and individuals alike take advantage of in order to promote and perform their duties and roles. Today, there is almost complete dependence on private sector telecommunication infrastructures and the associated computer hardware and software systems.1 These infrastructures and systems even support government and defense activity.2 This Article discusses possible attacks on critical information infrastructures and the government reactions to these attacks.

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ID Code: 72059
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: cyber attacks, information infrastructures
ISSN: 1078-4128
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 John Marshall Law School - Center for Information Technology & Privacy Law
Deposited On: 26 May 2014 00:05
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 00:05

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