Firefighters and Terrorism: Cyberterrorism Preparedness for Fire and Emergency Services

By Kevin G. Coleman The frequency and sophistication of terrorist attacks increase with each passing year. So does the likelihood of another terrorist attack on the United States. Some believe we are living on borrowed time with each day that passes without terrorists attempting another attack. Recently, multiple intelligence experts have warned of a new phenomenon--the blended or combination terror attack. This type of attack is comprised of traditional methods used by terrorists--commonly thought of as bombs and bullets--with cyberattacks. The objective is to enhance the impact and losses that result from the physical forms of terror. How real is the threat? In October 2012, U.S. Secre...

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