Proposal / Submission Type

Peer Reviewed Paper

Location

St. Paul, Minnesota

Start Date

20-5-2010 1:00 PM

Abstract

Crimeware attacks are growing at such an alarming rate and are becoming so prevalent that the FBI now rank cybercrime among its top priorities after terrorism and espionage. New studies estimate cyber crimes cost firms an astounding $1 trillion annually. But the good news? Over 80% of them are preventable. Crimeware is not a purely technical threat but more or a socio-technical affair. This clearly brings out the fact that computers do not commit a crime, but we (humans) do! In this paper I propose a layered approach that involves all stakeholders from end-users to service-providers and law enforcement to greatly mitigate the recent proliferation of crimeware.

Keywords: Crimeware, Jurisdiction, International space

 
May 20th, 1:00 PM

A Layered Framework Approach to Mitigate Crimeware

St. Paul, Minnesota

Crimeware attacks are growing at such an alarming rate and are becoming so prevalent that the FBI now rank cybercrime among its top priorities after terrorism and espionage. New studies estimate cyber crimes cost firms an astounding $1 trillion annually. But the good news? Over 80% of them are preventable. Crimeware is not a purely technical threat but more or a socio-technical affair. This clearly brings out the fact that computers do not commit a crime, but we (humans) do! In this paper I propose a layered approach that involves all stakeholders from end-users to service-providers and law enforcement to greatly mitigate the recent proliferation of crimeware.

Keywords: Crimeware, Jurisdiction, International space