Playing the "cyber terrorism game" towards a semiotic definition

Tobin Hensgen, Kevin C. Desouza, J. Roberta Evaristo, George D. Kraft

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Abstract

The future of many terrorist related games or plans may well involve the cyber space. However, the literature on what needs to be in place to play the cyber terrorism game is scant. Most of the current attention given terrorism involves both probability and consequences related to the physical world. Focuses in "what-if" scenarios involve threats to the economy and the population from an enemy that has all the discretion in selecting the battlefield. This essay examines what cyber-terrorism means, the forms it may take and how it may occur, and safeguards that should be considered in preparation for cyber warfare through use of a semiotic model. To this end we draw from current theories involving semiotics, gaming, emergence, and complexity to ground our work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-61
Number of pages11
JournalHuman Systems Management
Volume22
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Semiotics
Terrorism
Military operations
Cyberterrorism
Cyberspace
Gaming
Warfare
Scenarios
Safeguards
Threat
Preparation
Discretion

Keywords

  • Complexity
  • Cyber terrorism
  • E-crimes
  • Emergence
  • Games
  • Human systems
  • Semiotics
  • Steganography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Hensgen, T., Desouza, K. C., Roberta Evaristo, J., & Kraft, G. D. (2003). Playing the "cyber terrorism game" towards a semiotic definition. Human Systems Management, 22(2), 51-61.

Playing the "cyber terrorism game" towards a semiotic definition. / Hensgen, Tobin; Desouza, Kevin C.; Roberta Evaristo, J.; Kraft, George D.

In: Human Systems Management, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2003, p. 51-61.

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Hensgen, T, Desouza, KC, Roberta Evaristo, J & Kraft, GD 2003, 'Playing the "cyber terrorism game" towards a semiotic definition', Human Systems Management, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 51-61.
Hensgen T, Desouza KC, Roberta Evaristo J, Kraft GD. Playing the "cyber terrorism game" towards a semiotic definition. Human Systems Management. 2003;22(2):51-61.
Hensgen, Tobin ; Desouza, Kevin C. ; Roberta Evaristo, J. ; Kraft, George D. / Playing the "cyber terrorism game" towards a semiotic definition. In: Human Systems Management. 2003 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 51-61.
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