Combatting Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism: Challenges, Trends and Priorities – Professor Babak Akhgar and Ben Brewster (Eds)

Front cover of book - Combatting Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism - Babak Akhgar and Ben Brewster (Eds)

Title: Combatting Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism: Challenges, Trends and Priorities
Editors: Babak Akhgar and Ben Brewster
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date:  27 May 2016
Number of pages: 323
ISBN: 978-3-319-38929-5 (Print) 978-3-319-38930-1 (Online)

Series Title: Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications


In response to the growing role cyberspace has across society, both in its ability facilitate new opportunities as well as opening up new threats, this volume covers a wide spectrum of challenges, from analysing the legal and ethical issues associated with conducting research, to details regarding specific challenge areas such as public/private cooperation, attack attribution and standardization. These subject areas are enriched with contextual information and findings from the research projects contributing to it, providing the theoretical and practical frame for future research, practice and policy aimed at enhancing societal resilience to cyber-threats and contributing towards the overriding objective of supporting initiatives at both national and EU levels.

Authored and edited by a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners, researchers and experts from academia, law enforcement and private industry, this new volume provides a welcome introduction to contemporary challenges we face in respect of cybercrime and cyberterrorism, providing a welcome point of reference to aid researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the development of their respective cyber security strategies.

This book is the culmination of the EU FP7 funded COuRAGE (Cybercrime and cyberterrOrism (E)Uropean Research AGEnda) with support from its sister projects CAMINO and CyberROAD. The book provides a guide to the complexities, operational challenges and research priorities associated with the management of contemporary and emerging cybercrime and cyberterrorism issues.

[COuRAGE – This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement no 607949]

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