Cyberterrorism and Homeland Security
There have been recent technological advances that have brought with them significant benefits to society, but there has always been a negative aspect to it. The internet is a new technological innovation that has changed a lot of people’s lives. The internet also has its dangers to the people who use it. All computer systems are globally inter-connected, and therefore are vulnerable to forms of attack. People have feared of attacks since September 11, 2001 when the New York World Trade Center was attacked where the media said this not only opened us to physical attacks, but also virtual attacks. If we were to be virtually attacked the attackers would most likely go for our critical infrastructure’s such as energy, finance, transportation, and other essential services. These potential dangers are taken very seriously, and the United States has procedures to stop them from happening.
The Security Economic Intelligence or SEI covers the organizations, and countries that want updated security information that allow them to make the best decisions for their security possible. They need it to make decisions during disasters such as, recovery planning, business continuity, and homeland security, in a plan of a specific strategy of security. This plan is very well established and working in the SB6 countries such as the U.S., United Kingdom, and France, but is very weak in non-SB6 countries. The reasons that the SEI fails in the SB6 countries is because these countries have a, lack of sharing relevant knowledge for security, as well as imposed security standards, imposed security certifications, and nonexportability of any useful security solutions. These non-SB6 countries will probably always lag behind because of these barriers. Economic intelligence relates more to the economic resources, activities, and policies of other countries. This intelligence includes, production, distribution, and consumption of the goods, as well as...
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