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Cost and Challenges with E-Government

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This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series Human Aspects in Cybersecurity

There is no doubt that E-Government provides conveniences today that many take for granted, however there is an underlying cost for these services.  First of all, government sites are attractive targets for malicious activities, whether or not this involves deliberate disruption of service, or the stealing of sensitive information for profit. 

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Cybercrime: Law Enforcement and E-Government Transnational Issues

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During his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama highlighted the importance of defending our nation from the many cyber threats that are continuing to dominate the news cycles. Just days prior to the President’s speech, eighteen people were charged in a massive credit card fraud ring. The Associated Press (2013) described it as a “sprawling international scam that …

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Security Policies

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This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series Human Aspects in Cybersecurity

Bosworth et al (2009) stress the importance of formality that should be adopted when creating an ethics policy.  They emphasize that clear documentation, clear motivation, clear sanctions, and clear management support at every level, including the top, are all important pieces of an effective policy. 

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Risks, Threats and Vulnerabilities

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This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series Human Aspects in Cybersecurity

According to SANS (2009) attacks against websites and web applications constitute more than 60% of total attacks observed on the internet.  The risk of attack is generally based on the probability that a threat of some kind will exploit a vulnerability or weakness in a system or network.  In recent years risks have been taken more seriously with many businesses …

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Challenges Policy Makers face to Counter Cybercrime

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This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series Human Aspects in Cybersecurity

Pfleeger (2005) reminds us that modern cyber-criminals can often be individuals that are difficult to detect.  They “wear business suits, have university degrees, and appear to be pillars of their communities.”  In addition to this, because of the wide spread accessibility to the internet and communications, it makes it easier for these criminals to operate in groups spread across the …

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