Title

Cybercrime in Canadian criminal law

Date of this Version

10-30-2015

Document Type

Book

Publication Details

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Smyth, S. M. (2015). Cybercrime in Canadian criminal law (2nd ed.). Toronto: Carswell.

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ISBN

9780779867141

Abstract

Cybercrime in Canadian Criminal Law, 2nd Edition is a treatise on computer crime for the Canadian marketplace. It provides concrete answers to the difficult question of how to successfully deal with computer crime in Canada. It sets out the existing regulatory framework and considers alternatives in depth. It also provides a complex, multi-tiered proposal for effective law enforcement, while considering the question of constitutional and other constraints on regulation, including cost. It also draws analogies to existing law enforcement powers in other areas, such as terrorism and money laundering, as well as related technologies, including telephone networks. Finally, it discusses how similar measures have been implemented in other jurisdictions throughout the world.

New in this Edition:

The new edition has been updated to address the new ways that cyber-attackers are compromising individuals and organizations in today's multifaceted digital environment, including the following important concerns:

  • greater "attack surface areas";
  • the abundance and sophistication of attack methods; and
  • the growing complexity of vulnerabilities and solutions.

Particular attention is paid to cutting-edge techniques and attack vectors, including cloud computing, mobile apps, social media, online auction/marketplaces, malware/botnets, industrial espionage, state-affiliated actors, organized crime, as well as P2P and other file sharing networks and protocols, including Tor and the Dark Net.

Other contemporary issues explored in this new Edition include hacking techniques, ransomware, identity theft/fraud incidents, digital forensics, data breach notification laws, mandatory child pornography reporting laws, international law enforcement cooperation and other related policies and industry trends.

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