Safeguarding Australia from Cyber-terrorism: A Proposed Cyber-terrorism SCADA Risk Framework for Australia

ABSTRACT

In theory terrorist groups are currently using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to orchestrate their conventional attacks. More recently, terrorists have been developing a new form of capability within the cyber arena to coordinate cyber based attacks. This paper examines a cyber-terrorism SCADA risk framework. The paper proposes a high level managerial framework which is designed to measure and protect SCADA systems from the threat of cyber-terrorism within Australia.  


AUTHORS

Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
Australia

Christopher Beggs has just completed his PhD in Cyber-terrorism and SCADA security at Monash University. He holds a Bachelors Honours Degree in Electronic Commerce from Monash University and has been working as a part time academic for several years. He has also been involved in various Australian government defense projects in the last couple of years and is currently entering the commercial security environment as a consultant.

School of Information Systems,Deakin University, Melbourne
Australia

Matt Warren Ph.D, is a senior information systems lecturer in the Department of Computing & Mathematics, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. He specializes in computer security and information warfare. He is a member of Australian Standards Committee IT/12/4 Security Techniques and is the Australian Representative on IFIP 11 WG11 – Security Management. Matthew has published numerous pages in the area of Information Warfare and is co-author of Information Warfare: Corporate Attack and Defence in the Digital Age.

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C2
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