Crime exists since the beginning of human society, and cybercrime exists since the beginning of the digital society. However, as noted by the European Commission in the introduction to the Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union : "Recent years have seen that while the digital world brings enormous benefits, it is also vulnerable. […] The EU economy is already affected by cybercrime activities against the private sector and individuals.
It is often said that the cell phone in your pocket today has thousands of times more computational power than the entirety of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) when they first put two astronauts on the moon in 1969.
Cybercrime – offences against and by means of computer systems – is a fundamental threat to core values of societies.
At the end of 2016, the outgoing Obama administration issued several decisions and executive orders as part of countermeasures designed to punish Russia for its interference in the US Presidential election. Following up on its experience with similar measures against Chinese and Iranian cyber experts, the US government published a list
We may not agree on how and why technology has become the driving force behind human development. Many could even deny its supremacy versus philosophy, economy, mathematics or psychology, but no one can deny that the impact of technology is well evident, particularly if we consider the exponential development of ICT in the last 50 years.
As cyber security is slowly making it onto the international security agenda, NATO's Allies aim at setting the rules of behavior in cyberspace to ensure that the malicious use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is not left unpunished.
The global online trade, including in wildlife, is growing rapidly, allowing small businesses to prosper and reach global audiences, while masking increasing numbers of illegal transactions.