Dimensions of cyber-attacks: Cultural, social, economic, and political

Robin Gandhi, Anup Sharma, William Mahoney, William Sousan, Qiuming Zhu, Phillip Laplante

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Essential systems providing water, electricity, healthcare, finance, food, and transportation are now increasingly software dependent, distributed, and interconnected. The detrimental consequences of this growing dependence become apparent during times of political conflict, social instability, and other traumatic events. The Internet has made information exchange easier and more efficient, but it has also created a new space in which criminals and terrorists can operate almost undetected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5725605
Pages (from-to)28-38
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Social Sciences


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