Cybercrime and online safety in cyberspace

Authored by: Roderic Broadhurst , Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Routledge Handbook of International Criminology

Print publication date:  April  2011
Online publication date:  May  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415779098
eBook ISBN: 9780203864708
Adobe ISBN: 9781135193850

10.4324/9780203864708.ch16

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Abstract

Information and communications technologies (ICT) have become a crucial element in our day-to-day activities. This is hardly surprising as the proliferation of ICT and connectivity of the Internet in today’s information age open the door to increased productivity, faster communication capabilities, and immeasurable convenience. Unfortunately, our increased dependence on ICT and the pervasive interconnectivity of our ICT infrastructure also expose us to an evolving spectrum of cyber-threats.

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