Societies in today’s world are becoming more and more dependent on open networks such as Internet where commercial activities, business transactions and government services are realized. This has led to the fast development of new cyber threats and information security issues which are utilized by cyber criminals. Mistrust for telecommunications and computer network technologies have tremendous socio-economic impacts on global enterprises as well as individuals.
Moreover, the occurrence of international frauds often requires the investigation of facts that occur across international borders. They are also often subject to different jurisdictions and legal systems. The increased complexity of the communication and networking infrastructure is making investigation of the crimes difficult. Clues of illegal digital activities are often buried in large volumes of data that is hard to inspect in order to detect crimes and collect evidence.
Edited by: Amir Houmansadr, Wojciech Mazurczyk, Krzysztof Szczypiorski and Hui Tian