Cybercrime is not restricted to crimes committed on the Internet. It extends to all forms of crimes committed in the sphere where information, information resources, and information technology are the targets, means, or tools of crime. With the current growth of cybercrime, which presents a danger to people’s lives and welfare, threatens the security of all states, and undermines trust in government institutions, it is vitally important to ensure protection against this type of criminal activity. Therefore, we currently need to enhance the level of international coordination of scientific research on preventing and countering acts of cybercrime.
First, we need to conduct scientific research on developing a single conceptual framework. We must develop and amend legislative, regulatory, and legal documents for this type of crime, including those governing international activities. Studies on creating modern technologies for detecting and deterring network attacks and neutralizing criminal impacts on information resources are of the highest significance. In order to accomplish this, we need to develop plans for joint research on countering cybercrime. Themes for such plans could include the following:
organizing exchange programs for undergraduate and graduate students, instructors, and researchers in the leading higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation and the United States
creating a single conceptual framework, terms, and definitions regarding the development of means and systems for countering cybercrime and cyberterrorism
creating a set of recommendations for government legislative organs on studying and amending regulations and laws regarding this type of crime, including those governing international law enforcement activities
creating modern theoretical methods and applied technologies for detecting and deterring network attacks and neutralizing criminal impacts on information resources