How could technological developments influence the future of cybercrime?
Dec 16, 2020
RAND Europe was commissioned by the European Commission to conduct a study aimed at: 1. Conducting an analysis of future technologies and how these could be used to commit or prevent cybercrimes. 2. Proposing possible ways to prevent future technologies from being exploited for criminal purposes. To achieve this, RAND Europe employed a mixed methods approach leveraging desk research, horizon scanning, stakeholder consultations, and serious gaming.
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The government of Estonia requested support from the European Commission under Regulation (EU) 2017/825 to analyse new and emerging technological developments and identify their potential application in cybercrime. In May 2019, RAND Europe was commissioned by the European Commission Structural Reform Support Service to conduct a study (ref: SRSS/C2018/092) aimed at:
To meet the objectives of the study, RAND Europe (i) took stock of current knowledge of and policy on cybercrime as well as of completed and ongoing research on future trends in cybercrime; (ii) conducted horizon scanning activities to identify new and emerging technologies that may have an impact on cybercrime; (iii) engaged with stakeholders and experts to elicit their views on current and future cybercrime and technology trends; and (iv) designed and delivered a table-top exercise to help identify possible policy and legislative measures and initiatives to be adopted in order to prevent new and emerging technologies from being exploited for cybercrime purposes. This document presents an overview of results emerging from activities conducted under the study.
The research described in this report was commissioned by the European Commission Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) and conducted by RAND Europe.
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