Cybercrime in the Greater China Region: Regulatory Responses and Crime Prevention Across the Taiwan Strait

Cybercrime in the Greater China Region: Regulatory Responses and Crime Prevention Across the Taiwan Strait

by Lennon Yao-chung Chang


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Cybercrime is a worldwide problem of rapidly increasing magnitude and, of the countries in the Asia Pacific region, Taiwan and China are suffering most. This timely book discusses the extent and nature of cybercrime in and between Taiwan and China, focussing especially on the prevalence of botnets (collections of computers that have been compromised and used for malicious purposes).

The book uses routine activity theory to analyse Chinese and Taiwanese legal responses to cybercrime, and reviews mutual assistance between the two countries as well as discussing third party cooperation. To prevent the spread of cybercrime, the book argues the case for a ‘wiki’ approach to cybercrime and a feasible pre-warning system. Learning from lessons in infectious disease prevention and from aviation safety reporting, Cybercrime in the Greater China Region proposes a feasible information security incident reporting and response system.

Academics, government agency workers, policymakers and those in the information security or legal compliance divisions in public and private sectors will find much to interest them in this timely study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781005651
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lennon Yao-chung Chang, Monash University, Australia

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword Preface Part I: Setting the Scene 1. Introduction 2. Risk, Routine Activity and Cybercrime Part II: New Crime in a New Field: Cybercrime in Taiwan and China 3. Cybercrime Across the Taiwan Strait Part III: Regulatory Responses Against Cybercrime Across the Taiwan Strait 4. Think Global, Act Glocal — ‘Glocal’ Responses to Cybercrime 5. Cooperation between Taiwan and China Part IV: Preventable Measures: Cybercrime as the Infectious Disease in the Virtual World 6. ‘Wiki’ Crime Prevention — Establishing a Pre-Warning System 7. Conclusion References Index

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