The Emergence of Cyberterrorism and the Potential Impact to Rail Operations

August 25, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

After the September 11 attacks, the internet became a beacon of propaganda, fundraising, coordination, and recruitment for terrorist organizations throughout the world. As traditional online efforts blossomed, so did other cyber activity, including computer intrusions in support of terrorist ideology. This presentation is intended to explain what cyberterrorism is, and highlight some of the top FBI investigations over a span of 12 years, including the very first cyberterrorism case. Furthermore, with continued escalation of Middle East geopolitical tensions, the presentation will outline potential near-future state of cyberterrorism and impact to rail operations.

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Learning Objectives:

1. Explain cyberterrorism
2. Highlight top FBI investigations of cyberterrorism
3. Identify potential future impacts of cyberterrorsim
4. Discuss how cyberterrorism affects rail operations



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