About this course:
To understand the cybercrime environment, this module synthesises and portrays its dynamically changing nature which spans economic, technical, political, and psychological components.
We explore the types of cybercrime, their manifestations, and their underlying mechanisms. We have a closer look at the key actors and human factors in cybercrime to gain insights into its global nature and manifestation.
The topics we cover include:
- What cybercrime is and how it can be defined.
- Approaches and limitations for measuring the occurrence and impacts of cybercrime.
- The actors related to cybercrime: offenders, victims, and law enforcement.
- The human factors in cybercrime and their importance.
- The underlying principles and the techniques of social engineering.
By completing this course, you will gain an understanding of the basic components and types of cybercrime, along with its challenges, its dynamically evolving nature, and the central role of human behaviour.