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Cyber trust and crime prevention: a synthesis of the state-of-the-art science reviews

Provides a theoretical and empirical synthesis that indicates the drivers, opportunities, threats, and barriers to future evolution of cyberspace and feasibility of crime prevention measures. Based on 1- state-of-the-art science reviews from the Foresight Project. Reviews: complexity and system behavior of cyberspace; dependable cyberspace systems; managing identity(ies) in cyberspace; cyberspace usability, risk management, and security; cyberspace and crime prevention strategies; building forensics into data management tools; trust and risk in cyberspace; new cyberspace technologies and trust (software agent-based systems and knowledge technologies and the semantic web); cyberspace market evolution; and policy context and privacy approaches and self-regulatory tools. Lessons for the future: improved cyber crime prevention depends on a better understanding of human motivations and practices, problems facing crime preventers depend on enforcing behavioral change consistent with “good” online behavior, trust in cyberspace must be fostered in technical and non-technical ways, widespread consent nationally and internationally is necessary for crime prevention measures to be effective, and the dependability of future cyberspace systems are matters of human choice.
Brian Collins, Robin Mansell
RMCS Cranfield University and London School of Economics and Political Science
Industry Focus: 
Information & Telecommunication
Internet & Cyberspace
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