Computer Crime and Security

Crime in the US


ONE VIOLENT CRIME OCCURS EVERY 22 SECONDS !!!
One aggravated ASSAULT occurs every 28 SECONDS.
One ROBBERY occurs every 47 MINUTES.
One forcible RAPE occurs every 5 MINUTES.
One MURDER occurs every 22 MINUTES.

ONE PROPERTY CRIME OCCURS EVERY 3 SECONDS!!!
One LARCENY-THEFT occurs every 4 SECONDS.
One BURGLARY occurs every 11 SECONDS.
One VEHICLE THEFT occurs every 20 SECONDS.



Computer Crime

CRIME "TAKES"

(1984 FBI Figures -- would appreciate an update if anyone has newer figures)

Health and Human Services Survey -- 1985

Attack Methods


Access Methods

  1. Left-open doors
  2. Known weaknesses
  3. Electronic tools
  4. Shoulder surfing
  5. Internal collaboration


Networking Interconnections


TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS


Points for concern

  1. Software development
  2. Physical protection
  3. Communication access
  4. Port protection
  5. Cryptography
  6. Emanations
  7. Audits


Access


Cryptography


Experience in World War II shows codes CAN be broken
Problems include:


Open Doors


Recommendations

From Parker and Maxfield (1985):


SOLUTIONS

Legal Approaches


1974 Privacy Act


Risk Management


Last Updated 2002/04/10
© J.A.N. Lee, 1995-2002.