Cloud computing is revolutionizing the way companies use information technology. Cloud service providers make it possible for businesses and consumer users across the globe to access services via the Internet, reducing costs and increasing efficiency.
The Dutch Ministry of Defense has published its Cyber-strategy.
The threat of economic espionage—the theft of U.S. proprietary information, intellectual property (IP), or technology by foreign companies, governments, or other actors—has grown. Moreover, dependence on networked information technology (IT) systems has increased the reach and potential impact of this threat by making it possible for hostile actors to quickly steal massive amounts of information while remaining anonymous and difficult to detect. To address this threat, federal agencies have a key role to play in law enforcement, deterrence, and information sharing.
Cyber conflict may not be new, but it is far from old. And as with any other major, disruptive global trend, there are vexing questions on which traditional international norms still apply, whether they apply but with modifications, or whether entirely new norms must be invented.
One of the most important norms has been for states to be able to remain neutral in response to international conflict, with rights and responsibilities guaranteed by the Hague Convention. Because of the nature of cyber conflict, such legal norm may be less useful than a modified norm of political neutrality.
In this paper the Authors present the first systematic study of the costs of cybercrime.