Cyber-Threats, Information Warfare, and Critical Infrastructure Protection: Defending the U.S. Homeland

Synopsis

Information warfare is upon us. In the last two decades, the U.S. economy's infrastructure has undergone a fundamental set of changes, relying increasingly on its service sector and high technology economy. The U.S. depends on computers, electronic data storage and transfers, and highly integrated communications networks. Its rapidly developing new form of critical infrastructure is exceedingly vulnerable to an emerging host of threats. This detailed volume examines the dangers of, and the evolving U.S. policy response to, cyberterrorism.