Cyber terrorism basically means electronic attacks on the cyberspace from both the internal and external networks to deliberately cause harm to achieve ideological aspirations. The attack causes adequate devastation and interference to both the state organs and various organization groups. In the resent past, disclosure by Wiki Leaks, an international non-profit organization that publishes secret classified information, news leaks and classified media provided by anonymous sources have raised significant concerns about the damage. Many believe that to some extent Wiki Leaks founder, Julian Assange, was terrorizing nation states and corporations (Rollins, 2009). The state therefore should comprehensively address the nation’s cyber security concerns by establishing policy initiatives to deal with the problem. Saudi Arabia as a country is neither left behind in these attacks. To deal with this problem decisively, the government should develop framework on mandatory security requirements to curb many forms of cyber terrorism.
The government of Saudi Arabia should pursue and take legal action against perpetrators. Prosecution of individuals involved to the full extent of the law will defiantly change the mind set of the cyber terrorists. When such measures are put in place, the community and people involved will need to think along the consequences of their actions if someone is going to fall into that trap. This initiative can prove to be effective way to minimize such acts of terrorism (Rollins, 2009).
Most excellent security practices by the organization should be put in place. Such security practices should be best suited to serve the interest of the state and corporations within the country. A well harmonized efforts across is necessary since such measures must be implemented and followed by all the departments. It will be for the best interest of the state to adopt existing global standards for information security. Such guidelines present detailed steps that should be followed to guard it from information security stand point. Afterward the business can improve on those guidelines and resolve in their own, based on their operations and needs to get the best results.
The corporate should employ research and development by offering support to personalized security apparatus such as firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). By personalizing security tools rather than buying off the shelf that will leave the perpetrators in the dark(Holt, 2012). This can be a very big advantage when dealing with such well-informed veteran attackers.
Installation of imperative security applications ought to be encouraged. The use of security applications such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and anti-virus software will ensure protection against cyber violence. When both network and the host-based IDS are set up along with other safety measures applications, the business security is improved to a greater extent. Employees should be assigned to observe and document any suspicious behavior that might occur in their network and be able to report such threats much earlier. This can be achieved with the aid of most current security systems prevention and retention of critical information. Such information requires forensic analysis that can facilitate further investigations. The corporate to increase its internal security, taking steps to block access to websites such as Google’s e-mail application, Gmail, on company laptops (Holt, 2012).
The government should build up robust programs to sensitize citizens on cyber terrorism. It is important to inform the general public to know the benefits of fighting such war. When knowledge is created amongst the population, then the approach given will be more positive in dealing with information security issues. The corporate should try to understand employee concerns and problems that might compel the staff to leak information to third parties.
Introduction of security audits within the government and corporate level reduces redundancies. When such critical activities are performed more frequently the security is realized. Establishment of business stability and disaster recovery plans should be the attention of all the organization. These plans to be integrated with incidents response activities if none is in existence. The plans are then rehearsed and tested at regular intervals to ensure their usefulness. The major activities involved in this case is the revamp and restoration, repair action will fix the crisis for the function to work normally. The restoration process should be activated with pre specific arrangements with hardware, software service providers, emergency services, and public utilities (Taylor, Fritsch, & Liederbach, 2014).
Improve working relationship with various firms and operational groups. Both the general public and the organization in general have a duty to establish a good working mechanism that will assist in various issues related to cyber security. By exchanging information on regular basis would create a pool of much needed expertise in the field of cyber terrorism.
The organization and the citizens should be proactive in dealing with the cyber terrorism issues by keeping most recent information. Such information associated to cyber bullying, vulnerabilities and incidents will boost security bearing. Creating understanding on the components of cyber terrorism, the state will be able to implement stronger security measures. Deploying multi security design instead of a single tier will offer safety. Changes designed to protect against further data breaches, including end-to-end data encryption and other steps that make it much more difficult, if not impossible, to get from its corporate network into the payment network, where transactions are processed (Taylor, Fritsch, & Liederbach, 2014).
The government should focus on adopting stricter cyber laws that will draw heavy penalty on the perpetrators of this evil act. Revising new cyber laws can support in controlling attacks and encourage the progress of adequate cyber security practices. By doing so, it permits use of resourceful and efficient apparatus to enforce the laws (Holt, 2012).