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Office of the Manager, National Communications System, The Electronic Intrusion Threat to National Security and Emergency Preparedness Telecommunications: An Awareness Document (Dec. 2000) (full-text).


This report examines the electronic intrusion threat to national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications on the Internet. Electronic intrusion threat is an essential factor to be considered in risk assessments and as such, provides a baseline for countermeasure development. The analysis in this report is based exclusively on open-source material. The techniques involved in computer intrusion and telecommunications and information systems targeting are described, and the motives of those who pursue such activities are discussed. The report also examines how attacks targeted at the Internet and related networks or which use the Internet as an attack medium may affect NS/EP communications networks.