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Security officials discuss efforts to combat computer crime

Research and development into cybersecurity is essential to combat computer crime, a security researcher said on Monday. “Computer crime is rising in scope,” said Andrew Macpherson, the technical program coordinator for Dartmouth University’s Institute for Security Technology Studies. “I don’t think we have any way of quantifying computer crime [at this point].” To fend off cyberattacks, Macpherson and his technical analysis group at the institute have three projects in the works: intelligence reports on cybersecurity and the cyber capabilities of threat groups; an investigative contact list for cyberattacks; and a national R&D agenda for investigative tools and technologies related to such attacks. Full Story

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