Megatrends and Grand Challenges of Cybercrime and Cyber-Terrorism Policy and Research
in: B. Akhgar & B. Brewster (eds), Combatting Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism. Challenges, Trends and Priorities, s.l.: Springer 2016, p. 3-15
11 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2016
Date Written: May 2, 2016
What are grand challenges of cybercrime and cyber-terrorism policy and research for the coming one or two decades? To answer this question, we first need to grasp some major trends that influence the future of cybercrime and cyber-terrorism, and the combatting thereof, in fundamental ways. This essay therefore starts with sketching seven megatrends in technology and society: Internet as the infrastructure of everything, autonomic technologies, datafication, the onlife world, the transformation of crime, the fourth generation of cybercrime as attacks on the Internet of Things and People, and the gradual erosion of privacy. Against this background, seven grand challenges for keeping societies secure and inclusive against the threats of cybercrime and cyber-terrorism are presented: underground marketplaces, hiding technologies, ubiquitous data, smart regulation, smart organisation, designing technology, and preserving the human rights framework in a volatile context.
Keywords: cybercrime, cyber-terrorism, public policy, megatrends, research agenda
JEL Classification: K14, K42, L88, O33, O38
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