Any premeditated, politically-motivated attack by sub-national groups or clandestine agents against information, computer systems, computer programs, and data which results in violence against non-combatant targets
47) Today's cybersecurity threat against the aviation industry could involve a cyberterrorist group's malicious intent to steal information, compromise international governments' security, and achieve its own political goals.
They have also moved from being predominantly made up of individuals (80%) in the mid-2000s, to being made up mainly of small organisations (70%), organised crime (20%), cyberterrorists (5%) and state sponsored players (4%).
Leveraging key technologies including advanced encryption algorithms, digital rights management, and e-Biometrics, Watchful Software has developed a suite of solutions that ensures only authorized personnel have access to enterprise systems or can handle sensitive information, thereby protecting against the massive economic and competitive damage often done by cyberterrorists and information thieves.
In a cyberwar, the main actors would no longer be mere "hacktivists" but cyberterrorists and state-sponsored hackers whose objective would be not just to deface websites and steal Facebook accounts, but to disrupt and compromise economic security.
Since the early 1980s, Hollywood's portrayal of hackers has ranged from a precocious teenager inadvertently hacking into computers located at "NORAD" (29) to a gang of cyberterrorists intent on taking over computer infrastructure in the United States.