DOT-COM Library: Cybersecurity and the Need for Legal Infrastructures
Document Title:Cybersecurity and the Need for Legal Infrastructures
Author(s):Richard W. Downing
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Description:Presentation prepared by Robert W. Downing for the DOT-COM / InterAction Speaker Series Event of September 16, 2004. Robert Downing noted that all the potential benefits of information and communication technology to the economy and society as a whole are in danger if secure information networks that citizens and businesses can trust is lacking. The response must 1) ensure prevention of cybercrime through better network security; and 2) law enforcement responses when cybercrimes do occur. The U.S. Department of Justice provides training in various countries to build up the capacity to prevent cybercrime, develop the appropriate legal framework as well as the capacity to enforce cybercrime laws.
Development Sector(s): Rule of Law, Information Technology
ICT Intervention(s): Capacity Building, Public Administration, ICT Policy Reform
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.