Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM Opinion

Next Siggest Security Threat Will Be Cyber-Terrorism


View as: Print Mobile App Share: Send by email Share on reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Hacker News Share on Tweeter Share on Facebook
Ankit Fadia

Computer security expert and cyber terrorism guru Ankit Fadia, 23, is a Stanford senior, bestselling author, internationally recognized speaker, and CEO of his own consulting company.

Credit: www.naveenshetty.com

The next biggest security threat may not be AK 47s or bomb blasts, but cyber terrorism. Terrorists can attack their enemy without stepping out of their home or country. Hence, cyber terrorism is more dangerous than any other form of terrorism, says internationally renowned cyber security expert Ankit Fadia.

Cyberterrorism may have been a thing only imaginable in the past, but today it seems a worrying possibility for the world at large. Many countries these days rely heavily on their computers and related technology to carry out daily activities. Imagine your computer being inaccessible for a week. Now imagine that your bank's computer is also down, as is your local new company's, and your place of work. You turn to the government for answers and all government machinery computers are down. Everything is down. How would you live? This sort of wide scale disturbance is possible with cyberterrorism, Fadia says.

From TechArena Community
View Full Article
 


 

No entries found