There has been a recent increase in instances of cybercrime as hackers have begun offering cybercrime-as-a-service, selling their skills for a profit. At the same time, the hacking tools and malware available on the dark web have become more accessible, lowering the barrier to entry into cybercrime. As a result, young people are being drawn down pathways into cybercriminality.
What are the technical and human drivers of cybercrime that impel young people, and how can we prevent, investigate and mitigate these behaviours?
The CC-DRIVER project will develop awareness and investigative tools to understand and combat cybercrime by:
Trilateral assesses the ethical, legal, and data protection risks that need to be considered in the development and deployment of CC-DRIVER’s investigation tools for Law Enforcement Agencies, and the measures needed to ensure the respect of privacy, ethical and social considerations, build trust, and avoid unwanted negative impact or risks to fundamental rights.
Trilateral works on enhancing the project findings by creating a network including law enforcement agencies, policymakers, SME associations, civil society organisations, academics and the media to reach out to all relevant stakeholders’ communities. This work facilitates novel collaborations, enhances CC-DRIVER’s results and encourages the uptake of investigation, policy and vulnerability assessment toolkits.
Trilateral coordinates the CC-DRIVER project and leads the project partners in the review of the existing cybersecurity policy in the United Kingdom to develop a policy toolkit by identifying good practices, especially concerning young people and cybercriminality.
CC-DRIVER is part of the wider Horizon LEA cluster network in supporting law enforcement against organised crime and terrorism, see here for further information.
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