Cybercrime

Objectives

On completion of this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Define cybercrime and understand the threat it poses to the financial services industry

  • Recognize why cybercrime is committed, and by whom

  • Classify types of cyberattack and ways to defend against them

Tutorial Overview

Cybercrime is any criminal activity that is committed using information and communications technology (ICT). It includes both cyber-dependent crimes, such as hacking, which are committed entirely through ICT, and cyber-enabled crimes, which are more traditional crimes, such as fraud, whose scale can be dramatically increased by the use of ICT.

Cybercrime is increasing and represents one of the biggest threats to every organization in the world. This tutorial provides a high-level overview of cybercrime and discusses ways in which you can help protect yourself and your organization from cyberattacks.

Prerequisite Knowledge

None

Tutorial Level

Introductory

Tutorial Duration

55 minutes