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The Challenge

In the past decade, advances in communications technologies and the “informatization” of society have converged as never before in human history. This has given rise to the industrialization of ...

In the past decade, advances in communications technologies and the “informatization” of society have converged as never before in human history. This has given rise to the industrialization of a type of crime where the commodity—personal information—moves far too quickly for conventional law enforcement methods to keep pace.

Establish virtual taskforces to promote better international coordination between interregional law enforcement and governmental cybersecurity agencies.

Cybercrime is a truly global criminal phenomenon, which blurs the traditional distinction between threats to internal (criminality and terrorist activity) and external (military) security and does not respond to single jurisdiction approaches to policing. The liability of networks to exploitation for a number of different ends and the ease with which individuals may move from one type of illegal activity to another suggest that territorialism in all its forms (both of nations and regions and specific authorities within nations) hinders efforts to combat the misuse of communications technology successfully.

At present, national authorities are overcoming jurisdictional restrictions by coordinating regionally (as in the EU, ASEAN and AMERIPOL nations) or with agencies with similar levels of capability/capacity (as in the Virtual Global Taskforce) to understand and respond to internet-facilitated crime more effectively. But more centralized coordination at regional (for example, EU) and interregional levels is needed to streamline the fight against cybercrime.

One solution is the establishment of virtual taskforces to target internetfacilitated organized crime. These should be responsive to the evolving criminal environment—for example, with more permanent groups for information sharing and more ad hoc arrangements for specific operations such as dismantling botnets. In all cases, the authorities need to have the flexibility to include a variety of stakeholders (law enforcement, military, private sector, academia and user groups) to achieve the desired outcome.

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