Governments should invest more in catching cybercriminals

June 19, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: NetworkWorld

Improving the ability of law enforcement agencies to catch cybercriminals should be a priority when governments decide how their cybersecurity budgets get spent, according to University of Cambridge security engineering professor Ross Anderson.

Anderson is one of seven computer researchers from the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. who recently performed an analysis of the costs of cybercrime at the request of the U.K. Ministry of Defense. The researchers split the costs of computer crimes into direct losses, indirect losses and costs associated with defending against those crimes in the future.

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