INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AND TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AND TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

Author by Dr. David Alao

Journal/Publisher: Review Of Public Administration And Management

Volume/Edition: 8

Language: English

Pages: 64 - 68

Abstract

The advent of Information and Communication Technology at the end of the 20th Century has brought about a lot of transformation globally. Its consistent stream of development has resulted in the inventions that have not only filled the world with high technological gadgets, but have also eased communication and the transfer of information globally. Although, most ICT users use it to better their lives, it has also constantly been linked to performing terrible acts by some people and organizations such as terrorists to advance their cause.. This informed this paper to examine the various ways through which the terrorist organizations (Boko Haram and ISIS) make use of ICT to achieve their goals and the implication on global security. It is a descriptive paper that relied on secondary data sources. it found that terrorists use ICT majorly for fund raising, Networking, propaganda, recruitment and psychological warfare with grave consequences on global security. It concluded that terrorism remains a monster that threatens the stability of all nations and terrorist organizations continue to take advantage of ICT to sustain their existence. It is recommended that nation states, International Organizations and ICT service providers reach an agreement that will enhance an information sharing relationship amongst them, as this will enable the government to be able to handle terrorist threats to ICT usage more effectively.


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