State Cyberterrorism: A Contradiction in Terms?

Macdonald, Stuart, Jarvis, Lee ORCID: and Nouri, Lella (2015) State Cyberterrorism: A Contradiction in Terms? Journal of Terrorism Research, 6 (3). 62–75. ISSN 2049-7040

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This article explores findings from a global survey of the terrorism research community to explore whether states may be deemed capable of conducting cyberterrorism. The article begins with a brief review of recent literature on state terrorism, identifying empirical and analytical justifications for greater use of this concept. Following a discussion of our research methodology we make two arguments. First, that there exists considerable ‘expert’ support for the validity of the proposition that states can indeed engage in cyberterrorism. Second, that whether states are deemed capable of cyberterrorism has implications for subsidiary debates, including around the threat that cyberterrorism poses.

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Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under a CC BY 3.0 licence:
Uncontrolled Keywords: state terrorism,cyberterrorism,terrorism,internet,threat,security,survey,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Critical Global Politics
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:43
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:47
DOI: 10.15664/jtr.1162


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