UNDERSTANDING THE DRIVERS OF CYBERCRIMINALITY, AND NEW METHODS TO PREVENT, INVESTIGATE AND MITIGATE CYBERCRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR

 

Background


Booming cybercriminality is causing serious social harm and enormous economic costs to our communities. This complex phenomenon poses a great challenge for law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and policymakers across the globe as it evolves at a fast pace and knows no borders. But who are the perpetrators of cybercrimes and what is their motive? Worryingly, there is a rise of amateur hackers. What are the reasons behind it and how can we prevent it? How could we improve our abilities to prosecute cybercriminals and defend potential victims?

 

Objectives

The CC-DRIVER project proposes that we need to partner in our fight against cybercrime and understand better the human and technical drivers behind its new forms with a special focus on juvenile delinquency.

CC-DRIVER will focus on these key aspects:

  • Study cybercrime-as-a-service and develop cybercrime awareness and investigation tools for LEAs
  • Understand human and technical drivers of new forms of cybercriminality
  • Create tools to assess the vulnerability of young people and organisations to cybercrime
  • Support the harmonisation of cybercrime legislation across EU states by developing policy toolkits
  • Maintain European societal values and fundamental rights.

Our Role

Trilateral Research is the coordinator of the project and is leading on ethics, data protection and social impact research.

Our work focuses on conducting an integrated ethical, data protection and social impact assessment of the cybersecurity ecosystem in order to build public trust for the use of technology.

Trilateral Research is also contributing to the research dissemination and communication in order to raise awareness of CC-DRIVER and its findings among stakeholders and enhance its impact.

 

Outputs

Key outputs of the project are:

  • General and country-specific knowledge on the human and technical drivers of new forms of cybercriminality, with special focus on juvenile delinquency and cybercrime-as-a-service
  • New and improved cybercrime training materials, awareness and investigation tools for LEAs to facilitate following the threat landscape and disrupting criminal operations
  • A policy toolkit based on comparative and gap analysis to support the harmonisation of cybercrime legislation across EU states
  • New tools to assess the vulnerability of young people and organisations to cybercrime

 

Impact

The expected impact of CC-DRIVER is based on ground-breaking interdisciplinary research informing the development and use of a set of investigation, policy and vulnerability assessment toolkits:

  • Findings and new theories on the human and technical drivers of cybercriminality will advance academic research
  • Cybercrime awareness and investigation tools for LEAs will facilitate daily operations on cybercriminal investigations and consolidate knowledge among EU Law Enforcement Agency officers
  • Policy-making toolkits based on comparative analysis of cybersecurity legislation and gap analysis will support the establishment of a European Security Model
  • Vulnerability assessment tools will contribute to cybersecurity capacity building and to a common European cybersecurity approach

 

The combination of CC-DRIVER research findings and innovation tools will contribute to enhance legal cohesion and security, improve collaboration among LEAs, support evidence-based policymaking, raise public awareness of cybercrime threats, and, ultimately, reduce social harms and economic costs of cybercrimes.

 

Please contact our team for more information:

 

Krzysztof Garstka, Research Analyst at Trilateral Research

 

Dr. Richa Kumar, Research Analyst at Trilateral Research

 

 

The CC-DRIVER project – Understanding the drivers of cybercriminality, and new methods to prevent, investigate and mitigate cybercriminal behaviour – has received grant agreement No 883543 under the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme.

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