NATO Science for Peace and Security-funded Advanced Research Workshop on ‘Terrorist Use of the Internet: Assessment and Response’

A NATO Science for Peace and Security-funded Advanced Research Workshop on ‘Terrorist Use of the Internet: Assessment and Response’, jointly organised by VOX-Pol and the University of Swansea’s Cyberterrorism Project, was hosted at Dublin City University from 27 – 29 June, 2016.

The invitation-only workshop provided an opportunity for the 60 participants which included academics, law enforcement professionals, military personnel, and others, to engage in in-depth discussion around some of the most pressing issues in this area, including the risk of cyberterrorism and online terrorist financing.

On Tuesday November 8, VOX-Pol and the Cyberterrorism Project formally published a report on the activities of the Advanced Research Workshop. The report provides a summary of all 31 presentations delivered throughout the three days of the workshop.  The full report is available here.

Topics addressed in the report include the possibility of terrorists launching cyber-attacks, online propaganda and radicalisation, online fundraising, cyber surveillance, and more. A total of ten policy recommendations are advanced.

A collection of the full presentations and papers will be published in a special issue in 2017.