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Trends in Cyber-Terrorism 2021

Cyberspace has become one of the main arenas for state warfare. It is also largely used by non-state actors or state sponsored actors, including criminal networks and terrorist organisations. In recent years, their operations in cyberspace have become a real challenge for global security. Throughout

The Islamic State versus the Islamic Emirate

Summary: Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August, there has been an increase in attacks byISIS – K militants targeting Taliban members. ISIS – K is based largely in eastern Nangarhar province but the group has ramped up attacks across Afghanistan since the Taliban

Interviews and Op-eds of ICT’s Experts

30.7.2014Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to Deutsche Welle in Polish on the Gaza war. 30.7.2014Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to Deutsche Welle in Portuguese on the Gaza war. 30.7.2014Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to Deutsche Welle in German on the Gaza war. 26.7.2014Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to Channel 1 on the Gaza

Legal Aspects of ‘Operation Cast Lead’ in Gaza

Prof. Amos Guiora of the University of Utah College of Law says that while self-defense (in the classic model) is the legal basis for Israel’s “Operation Cast Lead” against Hamas, the Israel Defense Forces’ re-articulation of proportionality and collateral damage in that context is a

Aum Shinrikyo – Supreme Truth

Written by Dr. Ely Karmon and Yael Shahar A cult established in 1987 by Shoko Asahara, Aum aims to take over Japan and then the world; its organizational structure mimics that of a nation-state, with “ministries” and a “pope secretariat.” Followers are controlled by a mix

Countering NBC Terrorism

In order to decide upon an approach for the countering of NBC terrorism we should first evaluate the real threat presented in this field by terrorist organizations, on the short and medium term. The present analysis is based on a research led by the author

Iran thumbs its nose at the world

The abduction of the 15 British soldiers aboard the HMS Cornwall three days ago is Iran’s way of telling or reminding the world that it is a powerful military and regional force, and that the international community should be advised against overstepping its boundaries when

Law & Security: Perspectives from the Field and Beyond

The conference was a joint effort of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC, the Institute for National Security and Counter-Terrorism at Syracuse University, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.  It began on June 30th with a keynote speech and a dinner, followed by two days of panels on topics

Tunnel Vision at the UN

A year has passed since Israel and Gaza last went to war but one of the war’s most important lessons has yet to be learned.  In its much anticipated report on last summer’s Operation Protective Edge, a commission appointed by the UN Human Rights Council

Is Money a Legitimate Target?

Last month, the United States targeted a “cash distribution site” where millions of dollars belonging to ISIS had reportedly been stored. The target was considered so valuable that it would have justified a high number of civilian casualties (rumors say that the magic number was

Terrorist Attacks against Hospitals Case Studies

Approximately 100 terrorist attacks have been perpetrated at hospitals worldwide, in 43 countries on every continent, killing approximately 775 people and wounding 1,217 others.  The large number of patients, visitors and medical staff on hand all but ensure that an attack on a hospital will

Dangerous liaisons

Despite the global focus on the dangers of systematic and organised crime, the pharmaceutical industry has revealed itself to be vulnerable to acts of terrorism. Dr. Miri Halperin Wernli, Dr. Boaz Ganor and Mollie Shields- Uehling reveal the steps that the industry should take to

Terrorism Threats to the Pharmaceutical Industry

The documentary presents unique data which demonstrates that at least one terrorist organization – Hezbollah – is already involved in manufacturing and distributing counterfeit medications. Hezbollah is liable to use its production centers, international smuggling and distribution networks, and ties to international crime syndicates to

Pharmaceuticals: Target For terrorism

Written by Dr. Miri Halperin Wernli and Dr. Boaz Ganor Slowly and steadily, terrorism, like a malignant cancer, has entered our lives. What once was an occasional event on the other side of the world can no longer be ignored as someone else’s problem. Terrorists, alone,

Pipeline of Terror

Written by Dr. Boaz Ganor and Dr. Miriam Halperin Wernli. As the knowledge of manufacturing drugs and the processes behind it increase, the industry could be leaving itself wide open to a potential terrorist attack if proper security controls are not implemented. First published in

Dangerous Liaisons: Terrorism and Pharma

How vulnerable is Big Pharma to the predations of organized terrorist groups or that rogue malcontent with an agenda to wreak havoc on society? Two international security experts say it may only be a matter of time—and that the best protection against that vulnerability is

The Paris Attack and the Terrorist Threat to Hospitals

On January 7, 2015, Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi (two brothers born and raised in France) entered the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper “Charlie Hebdo” and opened fire, killing twelve people and injuring eleven. Written By Prof. Boaz Ganor & Dr. Miri Halperin Wernli

Wireless Medical Device Technology – Still Secure Enough?

Medtech manufacturers and users need to be ever alert to the risk of theft of intellectual property, regulatory violations, and loss of proprietary information assets. Security should be a top priority for executives thinking of entering the market with innovative medical devices, according to Miri

The Lone Wolf

Written by Dr. Miri Halperin Wemli and Prof. Boaz Ganor As terrorist plots dominate the headlines, biopharma companies remain vulnerable to a wide range of intrusions motivated by criminal objectives. The industry cannot afford to neglect any data access gaps, or front door and inside

The Threat Of Chemical Terrorism

Written by Dr. Miri Halperin Wernli and Prof. Boaz Ganor The phenomenon of modern terrorism, in the framework of which non-state actors use violence targeted against civilians in order to achieve political goals by spreading fear and panic among the general public, is not new.

Islam in France

France is a country with a population of 60 million where Churches and State are separated since 1905, which means, among other things, that asking people about their religious affiliation in a population census is forbidden. However, it is believed that between 4 and 5

And Inspire the Believers

In June 2010, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published the first issue of an English-language magazine. Although this was not the first magazine published by the organization’s media branch, Sada Al-Malahem, or by other Al-Qaeda affiliates, this was the first magazine written entirely in

Islamic Radicalization in Canada

This report presents an overview of Islamic radicalization in Canada. It is made up of two parts: the first provides a socio-economic and demographic overview of Canada’s Muslim minority population. The second details the radicalization process of individuals, aggregates common trends and themes of this

Islamic Radicalization in Australia

This report provides an in depth examination of the rate and extent of Islamic radicalisation in Australia. First discussed will be a brief overview of the history of Muslim immigration to the country, there will be an examination of the demographics of Muslims in Australia,

Islamic Radicalization in the UK

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the process of radicalization amongst British Muslims in the United Kingdom. It begins with a review of the Muslim population, demographics and community structure. Further presenting several internal and external indicators that influenced and led to radicalization

Islamic Radicalization in France

For roughly a decade, Islamic terrorism has become one of the main threats to the security of Western societies. The recent attacks aimed at various Western countries have proven that the radicalization of Islamism is now closely tied to the issue of terrorism. This recent

Illinois Islamic Radicalization Index

Since the September 11 attacks, terrorism prevention has taken center stage in American security policy. It is imperative that both the government and the populous have the tools to counter such attacks in the future, and it is for this reason that so many resources

Salafist Jihadism in Germany

This article describes the development of Germany’s homegrown Jihadist scene. It focuses on the two stages, which have to be crossed before a group of individuals can perpetrate an attack: Radicalization, which here means the adoption of a Salafist Weltanschaung and Jihadization, describing the process