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A wide range of computer security threats exists—including faulty software, password trafficking and fraud, and hostile groups intending to inflict damage—and awareness of these threats varies. RAND has conducted research to measure and increase understanding of the impact of cybercrime on businesses and governments and has addressed such issues as the pros and cons of counterattack, the value of deterrence and vigilance, and actions that can be taken in the face of cyberattack.

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    Strategies for Countering Online Abuse

    Jun 18, 2020

    Digital platforms that let users interact virtually and often anonymously have given rise to harassment and other criminal behaviors. Tech-facilitated abuse—such as nonconsensual pornography, doxing, and swatting—compromises privacy and safety. How can law enforcement respond?

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    What Could Help Law Enforcement Deal with Crime on the Dark Web?

    Oct 29, 2019

    Crime in traditional online forums often leaves a trail of data that can be followed. But on the dark web, the process of collecting those data and turning them into evidence can be difficult. A panel of law enforcement practitioners and researchers identified ways to address this challenge.

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    Managing New Issues: Cyber Security in an Era of Technological Change

    Reflects the findings of a conference on cyber security and cyber crime, looking into the urgency for a better common understanding and better cooperation on these issues, in terms of number of users and in terms of social, cultural and economic impact.

    Jan 1, 2003

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    Networks and Netwars

    The concepts of cyberwar and netwar encompass a new spectrum of conflict emerging in the wake of the information revolution. To confront this type of conflict, it is crucial for governments, military, and law enforcement to begin networking themselves.

    Jan 1, 2001

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    Research on Mitigating the Insider Threat to Information Systems - #2: Proceedings of a Workshop Held August, 2000

    This is the second in a series of conference reports on the topic of R&D initiatives to mitigate and thwart the insider threat to critical U.S. defense and infrastructure information systems.

    Jan 1, 2000

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    Cyberpayments and Money Laundering: Problems and Promise

    At the request of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), RAND conducted and analyzed a strategic decisionmaking exercise to examine money laundering concerns raised by the deployment of cyberpayment systems.

    Jan 1, 1998

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    The Cyber-Posture of the National Information Infrastructure

    Discusses the vulnerability of the nation's information infrastructure to external attacks and other kinds of disruptions.

    Jan 1, 1998

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    Security in Cyberspace: Challenges for Society: Proceedings of an International Conference

    Topics covered include the magnitude of the cyberspace security threat and the threat's consequences; impediments to improved security in cyberspace and what must be done to remove them; ...

    Jan 1, 1996

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    Security in Cyberspace: An Emerging Challenge for Society

    This paper attempts to structure the discussion the potential threats from bad actors in cyberspace.

    Jan 1, 1994

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    Thomas F. Atkin

    Adjunct Management Scientist
    Education M.S. in management science, University of Miami; B.S. in mathematical science, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

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    Irina A. Chindea

    Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in international relations, Tufts University; M.A. in international relations, Tufts University; B.S. in business administration, ASE Bucharest, Romania

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    Daniel Gonzales

    Senior Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in theoretical physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. in physics, Stanford University

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    Jim Mignano

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in political science, Portland State University; B.S. in political science, Portland State University

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    Karen Schwindt

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in international affairs, George Washington University; B.A. in political science, University of Oregon; B.A. in history, University of Oregon

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    Erik Silfversten

    Research Leader and Co-Director, RAND Europe Centre for Futures and Foresight Studies (CFFS)
    Education M.Sci. in international relations and global issues, University of Nottingham

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    Jonathan Welburn

    Operations Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in decision science & operations research, University of Wisconsin – Madison; BSc in industrial & systems engineering and economics, University of Wisconsin – Madison