Information Security and Cybercrime
LAW AND THE INTERNET, 3rd Ed., L. Edwards, C. Waelde, eds., Oxford: Hart, 2009
20 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2009 Last revised: 28 Feb 2014
Date Written: June 30, 2009
Information systems are increasingly important to the efficient operation of government, corporations and society in general. With that importance has come an increasing risk of information security breaches, compounded by systems’ networked nature. That makes effective information security a public policy issue of far broader impact than technical information technology policy. This chapter examines the tools used by cybercriminals to breach information system security; the impact of cybercrime; and the legal responses of the UK, European Union and Council of Europe.
Keywords: data breaches, privacy, security, denial of service, botnets, malware, Computer Misuse Act, Cybercrime Convention
JEL Classification: K14, L86, O38
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