Computer security incidents against Australian businesses : predictors of victimisation
Richards, Kelly & Davis, Brent (2010) Computer security incidents against Australian businesses : predictors of victimisation. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 399, pp. 1-6.
Drawing on data from the Australian Business Assessment of Computer User Security (ABACUS) survey, this paper examines a range of factors that may influence businesses’ likelihood of being victimised by a computer security incident. It has been suggested that factors including business size, industry sector, level of outsourcing, expenditure on computer security functions and types of computer security tools and/or policies used may influence the probability of particular businesses experiencing such incidents. This paper uses probability modelling to test whether this is the case for the 4,000 businesses that responded to the ABACUS survey. It was found that the industry sector that a business belonged to, and business expenditure on computer security, were not related to businesses’ likelihood of detecting computer security incidents. Instead, the number of employees that a business has and whether computer security functions were outsourced were found to be key indicators of businesses’ likelihood of detecting incidents. Some of the implications of these findings are considered in this paper.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Cyber crime, Businesses, Victimisation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Australian Institute of Criminology|
|Deposited On:||12 Dec 2013 03:49|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 06:16|
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