Terrorism and the internet | CRJ 621 Cybercrime Investigation | Ashford University

 

Terrorism and the Internet

Prior to beginning work on this assignment read the Aldrich (2000) article (Links to an external site.) and view the Security Expert Amos Guiora: “Cyber Terrorism Poses an Enormous Threat” (Links to an external site.) video. Review the instructions below and research a minimum of two additional scholarly resources to support your statements. (Access the MSCJ Professional Sources guide (Links to an external site.) for assistance with finding appropriate resources.) 

As you have learned throughout the course thus far, the world is just beginning to experience terrorist organizations’ usage of the Internet and social media. This new vanguard for terrorist recruitment, information dissemination, and even target planning and calls to action, require inventive and new methods to gain intelligence, identify terrorist organization members, and to ultimately thwart terrorist activities. The legal issues and investigative techniques for such defensive actions are just beginning to take shape.

Prepare a paper consisting of three to five pages (750 to 1250 words) analyzing the ways in which terrorist organizations utilize the Internet to advance their purposes.

  • Examine how police and international agencies can use social media to monitor terrorists’ activities and thwart terrorist acts.
  • Predict ways in which terrorist organizations may use the Internet and social media platforms in the future to advance their movements and/or causes.
  • Anticipate legal issues that will arise with new, terrorist uses of the Internet and social media.

The Terrorism and the Internet paper

  • Must be three to five double-spaced pages (750-1250 words)in length (not including title and references pages)and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the week’s required reading materials.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center.

 

Required Resources

Articles

Aldrich, R. W. (2000). Cyberterrorism and computer crimes: Issues surrounding the establishment of an international legal regime (Links to an external site.). INSS Occasional Paper 32: Information Operations Series. Retrieved from https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwj_yvuA-ZbkAhWDNX0KHddDDZsQFjAAegQIABAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fpdfs.semanticscholar.org%2F48fa%2F85c336cfabcd3a56c3de4068c46cd33af7ee.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1ADr-Q0lStq1LU2P1lBT-6

  • Electronic information, data storage and national security electronic reliance create an ominous threat to the increasingly information-based economies of the world’s leading countries. This article explains that the United States, with its highly networked infrastructure, is perhaps both the most powerful and the most vulnerable nation for cyber attack.

Fong, I. K. & Delaney, D. G. (2013). America the virtual: Security, privacy and interoperability in an interconnected world: Leap-ahead privacy as a government responsibility in the digital age (Links to an external site.). American University Law Review, 62(5), 1131-1143.

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the EBSCOhost database in the UAGC Library. This transcription from a speech transcript of a keynote speech which was delivered by former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Ivan K. Fong and Deputy Associate General Counsel of the DHS David G. Delaney in October 2012 explains the need or the Department of Homeland Security to be continually vigilant and inventive to prevent and investigate cybercrimes in a rapidly changing technological world.

Kerr. O. (2012, January 23). What’s the status of the Mosaic Theory after Jones? (Links to an external site.) Retrieved from http://volokh.com/2012/01/23/whats-the-status-of-the-mosaic-theory-after-jones/

Smith, L. E. (2013). Jonesing for a test: Fourth Amendment privacy in the wake of United States v. Jones (Links to an external site.). Berkley Technology Law Journal, 28. Retrieved from http://btlj.org/data/articles2015/vol28/28_AR/28-berkeley-tech-l-j-1003-1036.pdf

  • An examination of whether or not the evolution of surveillance technologies over the last few decades has rendered the 4th Amendment right to privacy null.

Multimedia

Greco, J. I. (Writer), & Halper, A. (Producer). (1997). Privacy protection in today’s society (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. In Privacy and Security-A Fred Friendly Seminar. Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=10469&wID=100753&loid=5784&plt=FOD&w=420&h=315&fWidth=440&fHeight=365

KnowledgeAtWharton. (2012, December 6). Security expert Amos Guiora: “Cyber terrorism poses an enormous threat” (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/-zzNtjxo-bk

Web Pages

Mitchell, J., & Pate, J. (2003, April 1). The Department of Homeland Security: Goals and challenges (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://www.nti.org/analysis/articles/homeland-security-goals-challenges/

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Recommended Resources

Web Pages

Department of Justice. (n.d.). What is the USA patriot web (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://www.justice.gov/archive/ll/highlights.htm

Websites

MSCJ Resources (Links to an external site.) (http://ashford-mscj.weebly.com/)

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