Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

6-2017

Abstract

Prior studies have evidenced the effectiveness of more severe and broader enforcement in deterringcybercrimes. This study addresses the other side of the story. Our data analysis shows that theenforcement against the production / distribution / possession of computer misuse tools tends toincrease the contribution on detection and protection related posts in online hacker forums. Butthis enforcement may discourage those contributors who had originally actively contributed to theprotection discussions. Thus government regulations have to be cautiously justify the incentives ofmultiple parties in the cybersecurity context.

Keywords

Information Security, Hacker Forum, Criminalization, Protection, Content Contribution

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

The 11th China Summer Workshop on Information Management

Publisher

Ashgate

City or Country

Nanjing China

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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