What is Cyber Terrorism: Discussion of Definition and Taxonomy

JJ Plotnek, J Slay (La Trobe University)


This paper reviews the use of the term ‘cyber terrorism’ and proposes a new universally-applicable taxonomy and definition. The proposed new definition is derived from detailed analyses of existing definitions in the publicly available literature, which includes all of the key commonalities identified in accordance with the newly proposed taxonomy and allows for more specific subsets of cyber terrorism to be defined in future research.