Economic, Institutional and Strategic Perspectives
2010, XXI, 252 p.
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Covers a hot topic: the global cybercrime industry is, according to some estimates, a US$1 trillion industry
Features a cross disciplinary focus
Offers theory-based but practical coverage
Accessible to a wide audience
Illustrates various qualitative and quantitative aspects
This book is about the global cybercrime industry, which according to some estimates, is a US$1 trillion industry and is growing rapidly. It examines economic and institutional processes in the cybercrime industry, provides insights into the entrepreneurial aspect of firms engaged in cyber-criminal activities, takes a close look at cybercrime business models, explains the global variation in the pattern of cybercrimes and seeks to understand threats and countermeasures taken by key actors in this industry. This book’s distinguishing features include the newness, importance, controversiality and complexity of the topic; cross-disciplinary focus, orientation and scope; theory-based but practical and accessible to the wider audience; and illustration of various qualitative and quantitative aspects of the global cybercrime industry.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Click Fraud - Crime - Cybercrime - Cybercrime Industry - E-Commerce - EU - Externality Mechanisms - Hacking - Institutions - Internet - Piracy - Regulatory Arbitrage