In our daily life, economic activities, and national security highly depend on stability, safely, and resilient cyberspace. A network brings communications and transports, power to our homes, runour economy, and provide government with various services. However it is through the same cyber networks which intrude and attack our privacy, economy, social life in a way whichis harmful. Some scholars have interestingly argued that, “in the Internet nobody knows you are a dog”. This raises some legal issues and concerns. This book presents important issues on the Security, Prevention, and Detection of Cyber Crime.
As the ancient philosophers said, every new development also has the seed of an opposite development. In these modem times, this saying may easily be applied to security and privacy. The opportunities arising from digitalization have not yet been exhausted. Think about biometrics, quantum computers and virtual reality. However, these new technologies also introduce new vulnerabilities like network risks, loss of privacy, and ultimately the decline of trust in the digital society. We see that too many organizations and individuals are just focusing on the opportunities and neglect to see the vulnerabilities.
The awareness of how organizations deal with personal data is very low among Dutch citizens. To protect them against this lack of awareness, the government has implemented stricter legislation and regulations.