ABSTRACT

If you use a computer that is connected to the Internet, your information is at risk. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported from interviewing 7,818 businesses, that 67 percent detected at least one cyber crime (Rantala 2008). Of the nearly 8,000-company sample, more than a third of them are critical infrastructure businesses. Nearly 60 percent reported a cyber attack to their computer system; 11 percent reported cyber theft, which includes embezzlement, fraud, and intellectual property theft; and 24 percent reported other cyber incidents such as port scanning, spyware,* spoofing,† or some type of breach that resulted in damage or a loss.