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Combating a hydra: Islamic State's digital jihad as a threat to international security

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This presentation has three major goals. To begin with, it will discuss the history of digital jihad since the mid-1990s (including cases of Chechen Islamist militias, Hezbollah, Hamas). Secondly, it will provide an overview of current forms and means of the Islamist terrorist propaganda in the Internet, with the special emphasis put on video productions (reports, beheadings, combat footage, music videos), music (nasheed chants), online magazines, video games, as well as other types of visual content (infographics, images, banners, CGI ). Finally, it will discuss the most important features of the Islamic State’s cyber jihad, as well as its implications for international security and means of combating it.

This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Security Seminar series.

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