Monday, September 17, 2007

Future Directions in Technology-Enabled Crime

The Australian Institute of Criminology has published a comprehensive report titled Future directions in technology-enabled crime: 2007 - 09. This 166 page tome surveys existing and emerging threats to information systems in the e-enabled world. Among the risks areas discussed are:
  • Computer-facilitated frauds
  • Unauthorized access
  • Evolution of malware
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Industrial espionage
  • Child exploitation and offensive content
  • Exploitation of younger people
  • Transnational organized crime and terrorism
  • Threats to national information infrastructure
Security has always been a cat and mouse game between the bad guys and those who work to thwart them. This report gives a good overview of the game as of today. Lets hope the good guys can stay out in front.

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