Causes and Evaluation
Conducted by Diarmaid Harkin, Chad Whelan and Lennon Chang (2018) the study aims to uncover: “the key challenges facing specialist cyber-crime units” and based on the opinions of those surveyed: „what are the key changes needed to strengthen police responses to the escalating threat of cyber-crime?”. This Article will present their main findings and shortly
Online crime isn’t as new as all that but it does now count. Olivier Le Moal/shutterstock.com David S. Wall, University of Leeds The dramatic 40% increase in the recently published crime statistics for England and Wales might appear an abrupt end to the year-on-year decline in crime rates over the past 20 years or so.
Europol´s report focuses on the cybercrime threat landscape, highlights the key developments, threats and trends, as seen by law enforcement authorities across Europe. The report can be downloaded from Europol´s website, which also provides the IOCTA reports of previous years as well as report and resources to related topics: https://www.europol.europa.eu/activities-services/main-reports/internet-organised-crime-threat-assessment-iocta-2019 The report is structured into
When victims report a cybercrime they expect someone brought to justice, but that’s not always possible. Flickr/Blogtrepreneur, CC BY Cassandra Cross, Queensland University of Technology Two thirds of victims of cybercrime were not satisfied with the outcome of their reported offence, according an evaluation of the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) that has finally
Year in and year out the increasing adaptivity of offenders has maintained ransomware's position as a major cybersecurity threat. The cybersecurity industry has responded with a similar degree of adaptiveness, but has focussed more upon technical (science) than ‘non-technical’ (social science) factors.
Over the last decades organised crime has changed its modi operandi. Globalisation enabled wide-spread networks and easier deployment of criminal actions, while the advancements of new technology and especially the internet made organised crime more flexible. Pinning down organised crime to a certain definition is difficult, due to its diverse nature. In the past, many
The EU has acknowledged that there is an increasing need for focusing on preventive measures to combat violence and extremism. This issue cannot be addressed by the public authorities, but it needs to be supported and guided by the European Union and requires the collaboration with NGOs and civil society. Countering violent extremism (CVE) What
Modern threats have many faces. Among those are organised crime, cybercrime and terrorism, border security and foreign fighters, international smuggling, trafficking, propaganda, and radicalization. The European Agenda on Security was established to replace the previous internal security strategy to unite Member States in their quest for peace. Guidelines, key principles, tools and agencies will set