E-CRIME, the collaborative research project, concludes after 3 years

The E-CRIME (Economic Impacts of Cybercrime) project has concluded following three years of collaborative research.

Funded by the European Union, the project aimed to reconstruct the spread and development of cybercrime in non-ICT sectors from the perspective of its economic impact, whilst also identifying and developing concrete measures to manage and deter cybercrime.

The output and tools, developed by an international consortium of partners including law enforcement, the private sector, research institutes and academia, which, incorporated the knowledge and insights into economic cybercrime developed within the research activities were presented at a one-day conference.

The event specifically focused on presenting sector specific knowledge, methods, recommendations and tools for managing cybercrime risk. Practical, exploitable knowledge and products, such as the Awareness Training Programme for cyber security teams, and the Framework for conducting cost/benefit analyses on future security were also outlined at the 24 March event.

The E-CRIME final event was preceded by the ‘Prevent, Protect and Prepare’ workshop for law enforcement agencies. Structured around a series of cybercrime journeys identified during the previous phases of the project, this event brought together law enforcement experts from various backgrounds including legal and technical.

As a full project partner, INTERPOL provided a link to the international law enforcement community, delivered advice on aspects of the project which could impact police, and shared its experience in privacy, data protection and ICT law.

E-CRIME (the economic impacts of cyber crime) was a three-year European Commission funded project that commenced in April 2014 and concluded in March 2017. The aim of the project was to assess the spread and development of financially-motivated cyber crime in selected non-information and communications technology sectors (specifically: finance, energy, transport, health and retail), while also identifying and developing concrete measures to manage and deter such crime within these sectors. Over the course of the E-CRIME project, the research consortium developed a portfolio of exploitable knowledge, resources and tools to assist in the fight against economic cyber crime. These resources (outline below) are freely available for all citizens, security professionals, academics, public bodies/officials and commercial entities, to download, utilise and modify as they choose so as to further their own work in protecting against this phenomenon.

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