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NCJ Number: NCJ 221943     Find in a Library
Title: Cybercrime Against Businesses, 2005
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Ramona R. Rantala
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2008
Page Count: 20
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the nature and prevalence of computer security incidents among 7,818 businesses in 2005.
Abstract: This is the first report to provide data on monetary loss and system downtime resulting from cyber incidents. It examines details on types of offenders, reporting of incidents to law enforcement, reasons for not reporting incidents, types of systems affected, and the most common security vulnerabilities. The report also compares in-house security to outsourced security in terms of prevalence of cyber attacks. Appendix tables include industry-level findings. Highlights include the following: computer virus infections were the most prevalent cybercrime among businesses in 2005; the 3,247 businesses that incurred monetary loss from cyber crime lost a total of $867 million; and most businesses did not report cyber attacks to law enforcement authorities.
Main Term(s): Offense statistics
Index Term(s): Computer related crime ; Business security ; Crimes against businesses
   
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