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Dealing with the problem of cybercrime

Alkaabi, Ali, Mohay, George M., McCullagh, Adrian J., & Chantler, Alan N. (2010) Dealing with the problem of cybercrime. In Baggili, Ibrahim (Ed.) Conference Proceedings of 2nd International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime, ICST, Abu Dhabi.

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Abstract

Lack of a universally accepted and comprehensive taxonomy of cybercrime seriously impedes international efforts to accurately identify, report and monitor cybercrime trends. There is, not surprisingly, a corresponding disconnect internationally on the cybercrime legislation front, a much more serious problem and one which the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) says requires „the urgent attention of all nations‟. Yet, and despite the existence of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, a proposal for a global cybercrime treaty was rejected by the United Nations (UN) as recently as April 2010. This paper presents a refined and comprehensive taxonomy of cybercrime and demonstrates its utility for widespread use. It analyses how the USA, the UK, Australia and the UAE align with the CoE Convention and finds that more needs to be done to achieve conformance. We conclude with an analysis of the approaches used in Australia, in Queensland, and in the UAE, in Abu Dhabi, to fight cybercrime and identify a number of shared problems.

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ID Code: 38894
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Cybercrime, Computer Crime, CoE Convention on Cybercrime
ISBN: 9789639995055
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 ICST
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Deposited On: 10 Dec 2010 08:05
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