In the modern Information Age, the Internet is effectively ubiquitous. Just as ubiquitous is the likelihood of cyberattack. A cyberattack may be conceptualized as a deliberate and malicious offensive action that critically undermines the functions of a computer network, an information system, infrastructure, and/or a personal computer. In light of the integral role that the Internet and networked services together play, it is critical that individuals and organizations alike insulate important online services from damage as well as mitigate harm from potential attacks. Such an act of online self-preservation is nonetheless difficult to execute. Due to the relatively ambiguous nature of cyberattacks, proactive policy remains underdeveloped, yet is evermore urgent. Understanding the problem of cyberattack requires a discussion of current technologies and threats as well ...

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