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5) “The exponential growth of computer related crime equal with the increasing dependence of computers in our day-to -day lives has posed another tool for terrorists to spread terrorism”. Critically examine the statement in light of recent cyber incidences. (250 words)

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.

5) “The exponential growth of computer related crime equal with the increasing dependence of computers in our day-to -day lives has posed another tool for terrorists to spread terrorism”. Critically examine the statement in light of recent cyber incidences. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is straight forward and is about discussing the increasing cyber terrorism incidence across the world.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the rising incidences of cyber terrorism across the world, quote examples and examine the issue in detail. 

Directive:

Critically examineWhen asked to examine, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Define what is cyber terrorism.

Body:

Explain the rising incidences of cyber crimes and interlinkages of it with terrorism. Discuss the causative factors, analyse the security challenges it poses owing to its invisibleness. 

What needs to be done to address the challenge and control the spread of the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting solutions and way forward.