Digital Combat: A Guide to Cyber Warfare and CyberTerrorism
Too Long; Didn't ReadCyber warfare and terrorism are distinct yet interrelated concepts that have gained increasing relevance in the contemporary digital age. While cyber warfare pertains to the use of digital means of communication by state or non-state-based actors to conduct offensive and defensive attacks, cyberterrorism refers to the critical use of technology by individuals or organizations, such as terrorist groups or individuals, to inflict harm on a target. This essay aims to collate and contrast cyber warfare and terrorism, highlighting their similitude and dissimilarities. Additionally, it provides examples of modern cyber warfare and terrorism events, illustrating the gravity of these phenomena. Finally, the essay concludes by underlining the importance of studying cyber warfare and terrorism and providing directions for future research.