Information Technology for Counterterrorism: Immediate Actions and Future PossibilitiesBy: Committee on the Role of Information Technology in Responding to Terrorism (author), National Research Council (author), Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (author), Herbert S. Lin (editor), David A. Patterson (editor), John L. Hennessy (editor)Paperback
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DescriptionInformation technology (IT) is essential to virtually all of the nationa (TM)s critical infrastructures making them vulnerable by a terrorist attack on their IT system. An attack could be on the system itself or use the IT system to launch or exacerbate another type of attack. IT can also be used as a counterterrorism tool. The report concludes that the most devastating consequences of a terrorist attack would occur if it were on or used IT as part of a broader attack. The report presents two recommendations on what can be done in the short term to protect the nationa (TM)s communications and information systems and several recommendations about what can be done over the longer term. The report also notes the importance of considering how an IT system will be deployed to maximize protection against and usefulness in responding to attacks.
About AuthorJohn L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson, and Herbert S. Lin, Editors, Committee on the Role of Information Technology in Responding to Terrorism, National Research Council
Contents1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Background and Introduction; 4 2 Types of Threats Associated with Information Technology Infrastructure; 5 3 Investing in Information Technology Research; 6 4 What Can Be Done Now?; 7 5 Rationalizing the Future Research Agenda; 8 Appendix: Biographies of Committee and Staff Members; 9 What is CSTB?
- publication date: 07/04/2003
- ISBN13: 9780309087360
- Format: Paperback
- Number Of Pages: 144
- ID: 9780309087360
- ISBN10: 0309087368
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