CHAPTER 9Legal, Regulations, Investigations, and Compliance

This chapter presents the following:

• Computer crime types

• Motives and profiles of attackers

• Various types of evidence

• Laws and acts put into effect to fight computer crime

• Computer crime investigation process and evidence collection

• Incident-handling procedures

• Ethics pertaining to information security and best practices

Computer and associated information crimes are the natural response of criminals to society’s increasing use of, and dependence upon, technology. For example, stalking can now take place in the virtual world with stalkers pursuing victims through social web sites or chat rooms. However, crime has always taken place, with or without a computer. A computer ...

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