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November 11, 2018

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Concealing Cybercrimes: The Art of Anti-Forensics

Concealing Cybercrimes: The Art of Anti-Forensics

Transnational Crime & Security

Two years ago at a Security Summit in New York City attended by Chief Information Security Officers, Ginni Rometty, the IBM Corporation’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, delivered a stark warning about the threat from cybercrime stating: “We believe that data is the phenomenon of our time. It...

16 Oct 2017

Cyber drone-jacking: Emerging threats to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Cyber drone-jacking: Emerging threats to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Transnational Crime & Security

The introduction of military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) by the Central Intelligence Agency in the skies over Afghanistan during 2000 represented a fundamental shift in intelligence gathering capabilities.  Today, UAVs are used for a wide range of military missions such as border surveillance, reconnaissance, transportation and armed attacks. Following...

25 May 2017

Combating cybercrime – The White Hat revolution

Combating cybercrime – The White Hat revolution

Transnational Crime & Security

The unrelenting pace of technological change epitomises the domain of cybercrime and cybersecurity with criminals constantly developing new and transformed attacks. These innovations in cybercrime include those within the Dark Web – the collection of websites that exist on an encrypted network that cannot be found by using traditional...

27 Apr 2017

Hackers for hire – The monetisation of cybercrime

Hackers for hire – The monetisation of cybercrime

Transnational Crime & Security

According to Sir Tom Winsor, the Chief Inspector of Constabulary in the UK, the amount of cyber fraud being conducted has now reached epidemic proportions. The warning from a leading police policy-maker coincided with the arrest of three Chinese citizens accused of a multi-million dollar cyber fraud in New...

13 Feb 2017

Securing Cyberspace: The Emergence of Organised Cybercrime

Securing Cyberspace: The Emergence of Organised Cybercrime

Transnational Crime & Security

Online activities have now become central to the very way in which millions of people across the world live their lives. While the Internet has positively enriched societal communications and economic opportunities, these technological advancements have changed – and continue to change – the very nature of crime, serving...

05 Oct 2016

The new bio hazard – Emerging trends in cybercrime

The new bio hazard – Emerging trends in cybercrime

Transnational Crime & Security

Leading cyber security professionals across the world are coming to terms with the uncomfortable truth that private bio-medical data is now more valuable to cybercriminals than bank or credit card details. Cybercriminals are currently attacking the healthcare industry at a higher rate than any other sector. In the last...

02 Aug 2016

Transnational Crime, Transnational Criminal Law and Security in Afghanistan

Transnational Crime, Transnational Criminal Law and Security in Afghanistan

Transnational Crime & Security

Afghanistan remains the world’s largest producer of opium (more than 90% of illicit global supplies) and the heroin derived from this opium constitutes the bulk of the supply of the heroin in Europe and Eurasia.  As a result, transnational crime and the weakness of the legal control of that...

03 May 2016

Towards the Global ‘Rule of Law’: Beyond ‘Paper Implementation’ of Transnational Criminal Law Conventions

Towards the Global ‘Rule of Law’: Beyond ‘Paper Implementation’ of Transnational Criminal Law Conventions

Transnational Crime & Security

The 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was held in Doha, Qatar from the 12th to the 19th April, 2015, and was presided over by  Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Convened by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) every...

08 Dec 2015