Computer Fraud & Security

Although it is a widely recognized problem, attempts to quantify cyber-dependent crime have resulted in dramatically varied numbers, highlighting the difficulty of trying to establish the scale, cost and impact of attacks.

Prof Steven Furnell and Dr Maria Papadaki of Plymouth University, and David Emm of Kaspersky Lab examine various published sources in order to determine the nature (and potential quality) of the information, and underlying measures, relating to cyber-dependent crime. They find that it is more important to understand the impact of incidents (and how to prevent them) than to focus on metrics.

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