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International Cooperation for the Prevention of Cyber Terrorism and the Suggestion for Korea

  • DONG-A LAW REVIEW
  • 2014, (65), pp.649-675
  • Publisher : The Institute for Legal Studies Dong-A University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

KWON HAN-YONG 1

1동아대학교

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ABSTRACT

Cyber terrorism pose complex problems that reach into new areas for national and international security. Cyber terrorism poses a direct thereat to the security of the nations critical infrastructures and ITs as a low cost asymmetric warfare element. To countermeasure the threat of potentially disastrous cyber attacks, international and regional organizations of policy makers are increasingly pondering on the use of deterrence strategies to supplement cyber defense. Cyber terrorism is no single common definition of the term terrorism gained universal acceptance. The term cyber terrorism is “the use of computer network tools shut down critical national infrastructures or to coerce or intimidate a government or civilian population” . This phrase is controversial as there is no exact meaning of it. What more to offer specific description on cyber terrorism, as it involves technical discrepancies and ambiguous legal interpretation. With the uncertainty nature of cyber crimes and its transborderless characteristic, the concerted effort from various related organizations are needed to solve problems brought about by this crime. Thus, this paper is aimed at to explore the existing definitions of cyber terrorism and to look at the current action taken by the relevant organization in combating this issue. This paper evaluates the importance of building international cooperation on cyber defense and deterrence against cyber terrorism. It emphasizes establishing international legal measures and cooperation between nations against cyber terrorism in order to maintain the international stability and prosperity

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