Christopher Lueg (2001).
Towards a Framework for Analyzing Information-Level Online Activities
Proceedings of the 2nd Australian Information Warfare & Security Conference
November 2001, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Global communication systems allowing virtually unlimited information dissemination have enabled novel ways to affect companies and organizations. Compared to network-level threats, such as Denial-of-Service attacks or break-ins into corporate computer systems, information-level online activities and their threat potential are little understood. In this paper, we look at what can be learned from research on network-level attacks and we discuss first steps towards a better understanding of information-level activities. In particular, we discuss criteria that can be used to analyze information-level activities by example of some actual incidents reported in the literature.

revised 2 December 2001