Cyber Crime and the Future of the World
The cyber realm has made a huge impact on how the world is run today. Every day new technology come out and improves the way people live there life. With the cyber community constantly growing and improving, millions if not billions of people are able to access the web, and have the ability to create what they want and share it amongst others. With this though also comes the negative aspect of using the internet and that is because of the growing activity of cybercrime.
What is cyberterrorism and is it a real threat that we should be concerned about? Well first of all According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is any "premeditated, politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programs, and data which results in violence against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents."(FBI, 2010) Unlike a nuisance virus that disrupts service cyberterrorism is designed to cause physical violence or extreme financial harm. Given this, “No act of cyberterrorism has ever yet occurred and is unlikely to at any time in the future,” says, Dr. Maura Conway, a leading expert in international relations.(Conway, 2013 pg. 1) Cyberterrorism is a threat that is exaggerated by the government and media to play on our fears of technology and terrorism, and would be extremely ineffective for extremists to use as an actual attack due to the difficulty of the act and the inability to gain publicity committing the act.
The recent horrific attacks on France highlighted one of the number one threats to Homeland Security, which is the evolving terrorist. The Evolving terrorist threat is of major concern since 9/11 because “its demonstrated and continued interest in advancing plots to attack the United States” (). A major concern in this area for the United States is the propaganda that is used to motivate individuals who have not participated in terrorist activities or traveled to conflict zones, teaching and training them to plot and carry out attacks on civilian populations. Another huge concern to Homeland security is the threat to our cyber-physical infrastructure. “A vast array of interdependent information technology network, systems, services, and resources enable communication, facilitate travel, power our homes, run our economy and provide essential government services” (). The everyday citizen is so reliant on technology and everything in our country is so interconnected that if the cyber-physical infrastructure would to be compromised it would create a devastating chain reaction across the country. The third concern for Homeland Security is the threat of a pandemic. Even though it is noted as being a very low probability, the impact of it happening even once would be very high impact. “Increasing global
The recent leaks, disclosures, and actions of government agencies – namely the National Security Administration (NSA) – have caught the public’s attention and focused it on the protection of privacy and civil liberties. The NSA participates in a bulk data collection program that has accumulated phone data over the past five years in order to track persons suspected of threat to the nation. This collection of mass data without issued warrants violates the Fourth Amendment and brings the potential abuses with this program into view. Not to mention possible cyber security threats: if a subcontractor was able to commandeer this information and leak it, what is stopping hackers from doing the same, or worse.
As the internet has evolved it is now a part of many people’s daily lives and with that, many could not function or conduct their daily business or lives without it. It is impressive that we can now communicate and even see someone all the way across the country with just a few clicks of a mouse. But as technology changes and progresses seemingly for the good, many will always find ways to exploit technology and use it with the intent of committing crime, turning a positive tool into a negative one. As such the negative side of the World Wide Web, cybercrime has evolved as just one of the major disadvantages of the internet. Cybercrime itself is a broad term and can and does include any crime that is committed via the internet or computer network including seemingly minor acts as downloading music, to denial of service attacks, to even acts of cyber-terrorism. With the newly formed threat of cybercrime has also come new ways for law enforcement to attack and prevent it as well but with limited resources not much can be changed but to continue to prevent new methods from approaching the cybercrime world. This is not only just in our own neighborhoods but is at an international scale. This paper generates the insight about the overall rise of cybercrime among our societies. The main focus of this paper is to describe the types of computer crimes and its effects on individuals and businesses.
Cybercrimes & Cyber Security
Cyber security is the most important computer technology needed in today’s society. Some people think that better computer design will be cost effective and provide protection to our bank accounts, social security numbers and driving records, but recent hacks like Equalfax which have put millions of people in jeopardy is the reason that cyber security is the most important.
Combating Cyber Crimes
Cyber Security protection must start changing for the better in today’s evolving world.
The FBI agency was created in 1908 by Attorney General Charles Bonaparte. This was around the time when Theodore Roosevelt was president. The FBI was known as the bureau of investigation .At this time most people viewed law enforcement, political rather than professional.in the 1800’s Americans could only look to cities, counties, and states to fulfill government responsibilities. Which is why it’s sad that now a day most people don’t appreciate that we need federal investigative in this country. The U.S. Constitution is based on "federalism:" a national government with jurisdiction over matters that crossed boundaries, like interstate commerce and foreign affairs, with all other powers reserved to the states.in 1935 was when the FBI got its
There are a lot of people in this world that uses computers and the internet all day, everyday. A lot of us use it at school, at work, and even at home. Computers have made our whole life easier and has brought plenty of benefits to society and plenty of problems like cybercrimes. The internet seem like a type of community of computer networks, however you could consider it a society. There is education, commerce, entertainment (good and bad), and there is crime, cybercrime. Cybercrime is impossible without the use of the internet. Real life society has police and laws to regulate people actions, unfortunately right now the internet is missing this type of control.
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Cyber Warfare: the New Frontier
Since the beginning of time, mankind has waged war against each other. Over the years warfare has evolved, from fighting with sticks and stones to using gunpowder and launching missiles. The newest, and possibly most destructive, type of warfare is cyber warfare.
In today’s society technology is used for everything. With the invention of computers and the internet this open doors to the cyber world. Today you can do almost anything without having to leave your home. The internet gives us the opportunity of shopping online, ordering food online, working from home and video chatting with friends and family across the world. Everyone has a computer and internet access in their homes. While the internet is really convenient it also opens doors for cybercrimes, loss of privacy and the need for computer security.