Thus far, it appears that information protection will increase in importance. If so, the world's criminal justice systems and processes undoubtedly will also be affected. The question is, will they change for the better or for the
At some point in your career, you will become involved in a
In the global
As society embraces the Third Wave, as described by the Tofflers, it does not wait for the two prior waves' processes to catch up. Thus, one can see the trend of a disintegrating U.S. criminal justice system where crime
One of the disadvantages of being a leading technology-based country such as the United States is that one does not have the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others who are more advanced. This is an extremely important point, especially when discussing the criminal justice system, because the criminal justice system is the primary system responsible for the prevention of crime and the promotion of social stability of a nation.
If a nation is to be strong economically to
We know that technology is increasing at a rapid rate. Computer-based technology has become a necessary and integral part of businesses, government agencies, and our personal lives. No longer can we
As with any tool, computers, including telecommunication systems, can be a target or used as a tool of criminals, also known as techno-criminals. The threats to society, businesses, and government agencies by techno-criminals are increasing as our technology and our dependence on technology increase.
Computer Crime and Security Survey
Forty-four percent (223 respondents) were willing and/or able to quantify their financial losses. These 223 respondents reported $455,848,000 in financial losses.
As in previous
years, the most serious financial losses occurred through theft of proprietary information (26 respondents reported $170,827,000) and financial fraud (25 respondents reported $115,753,000).
The techno-criminals, vis-a-vis the world's criminal justice systems, are also faced with a system which provides them some measure of immunity to techno-crimes. For example, the attacks against U.S. computer systems are becoming more internationally oriented. Today's techno-criminal can attack any place in the world from any place in the world.
What is worse, because of our complicated communication systems, it is difficult to trace the attacks back to the attackers. Also, many
For the ISSO, it is imperative to understand the criminal justice systems of the United States and other countries where the company or government agency does business. The problems with the criminal justice systems, conflicts and changes, will continue to be an underlying force whose impact on information protection functions will extend into the 21st century.
The change in society where white-
This is understandable, as alluded to earlier, because what once was done by paper and pencil has now been automated, e.g., accounting systems. Therefore, although today's criminals have the same motive as in the past, they must now operate in a new environment, a technological environment. If criminals want to steal money, they must use and attack information systems. To
Since it appears that more crimes are being committed by using the computer as a tool to attack other computers, and that trend is likely to continue, the ISSO's responsibilities include an Information protection program which will assist in minimizing the opportunities for frauds and other crimes through the systems. If such crimes do occur, it is expected that the ISSO will play a
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