The effects of cyberterrorism on the society
Technology focus: cyberterrorism
Cyber terrorism has become a part of the computer user's consciousness because of information drives supposedly undertaken by the American government. Yet, I agree on a part of the article that explains that this cyber terrorism issue is just overrated. The American government's military spending alone is too costly that common sense will tell that surely a part of this goes to military software security. The terrorist groups are far behind in terms of brainpower and technology as compared to the military.
This big spending of government fund is supposedly intended for the protection of the American citizens from security threats; however, with the government's request of $4.5 billion for infrastructure security, it may seem that more damage would be done to Americans because of the additional tax burden, rather than by the cyber terrorists themselves. The American government relies on the theory that sensitive internal information can be hacked using the Internet from outsiders, especially terrorists, but this dependence on the said theory is grounded only to some officials lack of understanding and ignorance on how computer systems work. The legislation should have to assess first the source of the threat, rather than making hasty solutions.
However, it is true that private sectors are more vulnerable because of their dependence on the Internet of some of their operating functions. To counter this threat, joint efforts should be made between the government and the private sectors in attacking these cyber terrorism threats because, eventually, the whole American nation will benefit from this alternative.
The truth is that cyber terrorism sounds like a name for a computer game. Exaggeration is the word that can be directly attributed to this issue. Instead of diverting the attention to this cyberspace threat, the government should avoid too much politicking just for the purpose of advancing personal interests.