Several independent studies have reported that the global cost of cyber crime is greater than the combined effect on the global economy of trafficking in marijuana, heroin and cocaine, which is estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars annually. The losses due to cyber attacks and cyber crime are expected to exceed $6 trillion in the next few years. That is a deeply concerning number for all involved in law enforcement to say the least. Currently, the dramatic rise driven in part by a ransomware is expected to continue to grow with no end in sight.
The entire world is struggling to keep pace with the tech world and all the issues and opportunities that accompany those advancements. Law enforcement is no exception. Researcher Diana S. Dolliver stated, “Cyber crimes add new dimensions to illegality and violent threats that law enforcement officials and policymakers struggle to address.” Law enforcement agencies around the world are now on the front-line when it comes to responding to this rapidly changing criminal activity. They are often the first responders to the to cyber crime. That requires all of those agencies to be continuously expanding their knowledge in order to solve cyber crimes.
INTERPOL has warned “Cyber crime skills critical for all police as global criminals move online.”
The ever changing face of crime will likely be accelerated given the enormous amount of technology that is projected to emerge in the next few years. Some in law enforcement have openly expressed their concerns over certain technological changes. Cyber criminals are increasingly sophisticated, brazen and are rapidly adopting new tools and methods based on emerging technologies. This program will provide you with a solid foundation built upon recent information about the cyber crime wave that is unfolding before our eyes.