cyber crime and security discussion

1) Cybercrime is a growing global problem, but some nations are much more advanced in their approaches to combating it than others. The availability of technology, the sophistication of legislation, and the knowledge and apathy levels of a country?s citizenry can all greatly affect a nation?s ability to deter, detect, investigate, and prosecute cyber criminals. What, in your opinion, are strategies that you believe would increase your nation?s ability to deal with cybercrime on an international, instead of just domestic, level? How should more technologically advanced nations deal with crime originating from less technologically advanced countries, and vice versa? Discuss thoroughly.

2) In the United States, those that investigate and attempt to prosecute cyber criminals are well acquainted with the tendency of the courts to view cybercrime as a less serious, white-collar offense, typically resulting in very light sentences. Why do you think that is? Do you agree with this trend, or do you think courts should reassess the seriousness of cyber offenses in the 21st Century? Whatever your opinion, discuss and support your answer.

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