2001 FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey
Financial losses due to Internet intrusions, trade secret theft and other cyber crimes soar
SAN FRANCISCO — The Computer Security Institute (CSI) announced the results of its sixth annual "Computer Crime and Security Survey."
The "Computer Crime and Security Survey" is conducted by CSI with the participation of the San Francisco Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Computer Intrusion Squad. The aim of this effort is to raise the level of security awareness, as well as help determine the scope of computer crime in the United States.
Based on responses from 538 computer security practitioners in U.S. corporations, government agencies, financial institutions, medical institutions and universities, the findings of the "2001 Computer Crime and Security Survey" confirm that the threat from computer crime and other information security breaches continues unabated and that the financial toll is mounting.
Highlights of the "2001 Computer Crime and Security Survey" include:
Respondents detected a wide range of attacks
For the third year, we asked some questions
about electronic commerce over the Internet.
Patrice Rapalus, CSI Director, remarks that the "Computer Crime and Security Survey," now in its sixth year, has served as a reality check for industry and government:
"Each year, the influence and impact of the CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey grows. It is an invaluable tool for information security practitioners in corporations and government agencies struggling to get the attention of their CEOs, CIOs and CFOs as well as for law enforcement officials working to make the case for closer cooperation with the private sector to stave off a cyber crime wave. The survey results over the years offer compelling evidence that neither technologies nor policies alone really offer an effective defense for your organization. Intrusions take place despite the presence of firewalls. Theft of trade secrets takes place despite the presence of encryption. Net abuse flourishes despite corporate edicts against it. Organizations that want to survive in the coming years need to develop a comprehensive approach to information security, embracing both the human and technical dimensions. They also need to properly fund, train, staff and empower those tasked with enterprise-wide information security."
Bruce J. Gebhardt is in charge of the FBI's Northern California office. Based in San Francisco, his division covers fifteen counties, including the continually expanding Silicon Valley area. Computer crime is one of his biggest challenges.
" The results of this year's survey again demonstrate the seriousness and complexity of computer crime. The dynamic vulnerabilities associated with conducting business on-line remain a law enforcement challenge. In an effort to address this challenge the FBI and private sector have joined forces in an information sharing initiative named 'InfraGard.' For more information about InfraGard, please contact your local FBI office or visit the InfraGard website at www.infagard.net."
Contact: Patrice Rapalus, Director
CSI, established in 1974, is a San Francisco-based association of information security professionals. It has thousands of members worldwide and provides a wide variety of information and education programs to assist practitioners in protecting the information assets of corporations and governmental organizations.
The FBI, in response to an expanding number of instances in which criminals have targeted major components of information and economic infrastructure systems, has established the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) located at FBI headquarters and the Regional Computer Intrusion Squads located in selected offices throughout the United States. The NIPC, a joint partnership among federal agencies and private industry, is designed to serve as the government's lead mechanism for preventing and responding to cyber attacks on the nation's infrastructures. (These infrastructures include telecommunications, energy, transportation, banking and finance, emergency services and government operations). The mission of Regional Computer Intrusion Squads is to investigate violations of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (Title 8, Section 1030), including intrusions to public switched networks, major computer network intrusions, privacy violations, industrial espionage, pirated computer software and other crimes.
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