Description of the course: This course describes the dilemma that exists regarding cyber-terrorism and cyber warfare. It will look at the history of terrorism and the development of cyber-terrorism as well as the history of cyber-warfare. It will then discuss the threat of a cyber attack as well as the different types of cyber attacks. Throughout the course, careful attention will be paid to the public’s perception of cyber-terrorism and cyber warfare. Finally, the strategic and policy implications will be discussed
“Many news organizations believed that what happened to Estonia was the first instance of cyber-warfare against a specific government. ..Internet security experts are divided on the issue, many pointing out that such DDoS attacks had happened before, seemingly triggered by political or other events”, What is Caber Warfare in Techfaq.
Outline of the course:
- What is cyber-terrorism?
- Islamic terrorism
- Non Islamic terrorism
- Introduction to hacking
- Military use of computers/cyber warfare
- Why does cyber terrorism exist?
- Political agendas
- Personality profiles/hacker mentality
- Organizational fallacies
- Network loopholes
Testimonials – Manfred Rockfall: “With the materials of this course, I received the most important lessons of my life. The descriptions, test cases and practical guidance allow me now to understand the world of Cyber terror and the ways to prevent attacks. As a site owner, I should be aware to the dangers on the Net and with the help of this course I’m now ready for a battle”.
- Potential participants: Students of Communication and Media Departments, professionals, journalists, governmental officials
- Duration: 14 weeks (3 months)
- Blog and Forum of the course: available
- Languages of video-lessons: English
- Schedule: next intake – ongoing (upon registration)
- Assignments of the course:
- Guided personal project
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