Posted on 05/03/2012
Professor Chris Mitchell was one of the International Keynote Speakers at the Inaugural Cybercrime Symposium, which took place on the 1st and 2nd March 2012 at the Sydney Harbour Marriott and was sponsored by Websense.
Security breaches have escalated within Australian organisations in the past 12 months, according to research conducted on behalf of HP. It is difficult to get a real understanding of what cybercrime costs the Australian economy, on an annual basis. Cybercrime can be many things. A recent report by Norton breaks down the most common types of cybercrime to be Computer Virus or Malware (57%), Online Credit Card Fraud (13%), Hacking of Social Networking Profile (12%).
Professor Mitchell’s paper, ‘The cybercrime threat on mobile devices’, is concerned with highlighting recent and emerging cyber crime threats to mobile devices. The main classes of threat are briefly reviewed, and the history of attacks against mobile systems is summarised. Two case studies of attacks against general-purpose systems not normally thought of as security-sensitive are given, and conclusions are drawn. For more information about the event, please click here.