A STUDY OF ATTITUDES RELATED TO THE USE OF CYBER-WARFARE

Open Access
Author:
Jones, Adam D
Area of Honors:
Information Sciences and Technology
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Gerald Santoro, Thesis Supervisor
  • Xiaolong Zhang, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • cyber-warfare
  • attitudes
  • perceptions
  • information security
Abstract:
Cyber-warfare is a growing issue that needs to be addressed at the highest levels of government. It is an area that is always changing and evolving, and understanding the opinions of the general public is extremely important as the use of cyber-warfare increases and policies are implemented. This study is the start of a conversation about how and when the public believes that cyber-warfare use is acceptable. The first two chapters contain a short background of cyber-warfare and a review of the limited literature available in this area. It then examines how knowledgeable individuals are about the cyber-warfare environment. Finally, the study examines how the factors of gender, age, military service history, and technical skill level affect the opinions and perceptions of participants.