Summary of Where Is Cybercrime Really Coming From?

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Where Is Cybercrime Really Coming From? summary
Data sharing illuminates the nefarious activities of cybercriminals and spells their downfall.

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Medics curtail pandemics through highly collaborative efforts to share information about who contracted the disease and how it is spreading. According to cybercrime fighter Caleb Barlow, society can thwart cybercrime in a similar way. The only way to stop these anonymous criminals from raking in billions of dollars every year is to share intelligence data and “change the economics for the bad guys.” getAbstract recommends Barlow’s thoughtful analysis to cybersecurity analysts and individuals who want to protect themselves from cyberattacks.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How cybercriminals operate on the Dark Net,
  • How organizations currently respond to cybercrime and
  • How sharing intelligence data can thwart cybercriminals.
 

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Cyberthieves stole more than two billion records in 2016 and more than 100 million people’s medical insurance data in 2015. Alarmingly, the hacked companies didn’t report the thefts for months. The media often characterize cybercrime as espionage by nation-states, but
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About the Speaker

Caleb Barlow is a vice president at IBM Security and a security adviser to governments and corporations.


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