This interesting article explains why old-fashioned crime – robbing a bank, say – has now gone online. It’s quicker, easier, and safer for the criminal. That does mean that organisations have to take care to protect themselves against cyber-criminals – and the steps that can be taken range from the simple (see 10 Rules of Information Security for the Smaller Business) to the sophisticated (implementing a best-practice Information Security Management System based on ISO27001, for instance).
At the very least, anyone with corporate responsibilities should have a reasonable understanding of cybercrime – as well as of cyberterrorism and its close cousin, cyberwar. There is a wide range of issues that today fall under the heading of White Collar Crime, and which need attention. Your business is at risk – finding out about the risks is a good first step to taking appropriate action!