Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis

First Advisor

Dr. Lana Obradovic


Since the existence of the online world, cyber attacks have been a threat. As the online world has developed and evolved so have the attacks on them. The advancement of technology has meant the advancement and increased complexity of cyber attacks.

Cyber attacks can be broken into two categories. The first is cyber crimes, and the second is cyber warfare. The difference between these two is not black and white, but rather a very murky grey. There is no agreed upon definitive line that separates cyber attacks and cyber crimes. This is because the definitions are so eerily similar, and there is not any agreement within the legal realm for when a cyber crime becomes an act of cyber warfare. While it is easy to identify a cyber crime, it is significantly harder to identify when that cyber crime becomes cyber warfare. The question that must be answered is at what point does a cyber crime become cyber warfare.

Included in

Computer Law Commons