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Prosecuting Cyber Criminals – A Moral Imperative

Last week, in a new segment on the show we call “The Tech Fact of the Week”, we learned that our Nation’s capital, Washington, DC, is also the capital of cyber crime with 116 cyber criminals for every 100,000 District residents!

I’m sure the District is not happy about this distinction, even though it speaks to the level of connectedness and Internet access that is prevalent in Washington, but what is to be done about it? Clearly, we need to better secure our networks and take steps to make everyone more aware of the threat, how to protect themselves, and become more knowledgeable about the overall security issues involved.

In addition, we also need to catch and prosecute cyber criminals. That’s what we are going to look at on Monday’s episode. We’ll discuss the unique challenges law enforcement faces in pursuing cyber criminals – who are distributed all over the world, operate underground, often hidden among state-supported entities, and protected by weak and confusing cyberspace laws. The laws sometimes complicate law enforcement’s efforts to track and capture hackers.

We’ll also look at what the end user can do to help, without resorting to vigilante hacking. Join Us.

Once again we’ll be taking your calls and comments: Reach us live at 866-472-5789, on Twitter @/techtodayradio, or by e-mail at agupta@technologytodayradio.com.

Talk with you soon.

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March 25, 2010 - Posted by | Past Episodes

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