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Gov’t To Conduct Corporate Cybercrime Survey

Feb 10, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

On Wednesday, the U.S. government announced plans to conduct a national survey of American businesses to determine just how much cybercrime is actually costing them.

Officials from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security will attempt to gauge the number of cyber attacks, frauds and thefts in 2005, and the damages incurred.

The survey is expected to be completed by the end of this year, and will also gather information on the types of attacks, how much each of these specific attacks cost businesses, and the offenders perpetrating them.

The resulting data will provide the first official national statistics on the extent and consequences of cybercrime among the country’s 5.3 million companies with salaried employees.

Visit the DOJ’s site for more on the survey.

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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.

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