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  • Terror 2015
  • Cyber-MH370
  1. Terror 2015:

Daesh (ISIS) have a more significant recruitment presence in Britain which increases the risks to the public and to critical infrastructure.  Cyber on-line and personal influence recruitment may be reduced if 9-10 year olds are given an education and exercising programme for Cyber Care and Terror Beware within all schools as national curriculum activities for personal development and cyber and physical security.  This would take children through the scenarios of grooming on-line and interpersonal persuasion to create an awareness of the dangers of terrorist approaches. A hardening of a cohort of young persons against persuasion into the terrorist career path or accepting gifts of on-line literature would deliver a reduced flow of recruits into the terrorist organisation. 

Ongoing terror risks for people in Britain include (1) Aviation attacks with deceptive bombs or sharp weapons defeating airport detection; (2) Attacks by individuals persuaded to shoot, behead or use explosive (3) Militia style attacks with small groups coordinating attacks in different locations (4) Attacks on security force personnel and sites; (5) Transport attacks and crowd location attacks.

  • A strategic cyber arms race may impact on transportation and other critical infrastructure.  Flight MH370 Interim Report released March 2015 has provided no conclusive evidence against two possible forensic causes – a suicidal activity by someone in the cockpit or a cyber-attack as a test of a strategic cyber weapon tested on the computer systems of an early version of smart planes.  Strategic cyber weapons may become more evident in hostilities between countries and in asymmetric weapons sought by terror groups. Governments and corporations have options of simulating vulnerabilities in desktop exercises, computer gaming or in combined physical and cyber penetration testing to identify and resolve vulnerabilities in human factors and in systems security. The UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has recently released a code of practice for cyber security of the built environment – see Code of Practice for Cyber Security in the Built Environment. An earlier document identified many pathways into the fabric of buildings that can cross over into business systems to compromise intellectual property and sensitive information - see Resilience and Cyber Security of the Built Environment.