Understanding Cyber Terrorism from Motivational Perspectives

Abstract:

There is no universally accepted definition of cyber terrorism, the lack of which is both an issue and a challenge in countering cyber-terrorism threats. To better understand why cyber- terrorism acts are committed, this study examines cyber terrorism from motivational perspectives. Motivational forces behind cyber terrorism can be social, political, ideological, and economic. In this research, data were analysed using a qualitative method. A semi-structured interview with purposive sampling was used for data collection. The outcome of this study serves as a useful foundation for understanding the concept of cyber terrorism from motivational perspectives.


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Photo of Dr. Zahri Yunos

CyberSecurity Malaysia Selangor,
Malaysia

Dr. Zahri Yunos is the Chief Operating Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Malaysia.  He earned a doctorate in Information Security from the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM). He has contributed to various publications related to cyber security. He also has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at UTeM.

Photo of Sharifuddin Sulaman

CyberSecurity Malaysia Selangor,
Malaysia

Sharifuddin Sulaman is the International Engagement Executive at CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Malaysia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

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