Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social, Economic and Academic Leadership (ICSEAL 2018)

Cybercrime as a leading threat to information security in the countries with transitional economy

Authors
Mykola Syomych, Iryna Markina, Dmytro Diachkov
Corresponding Author
Mykola Syomych
Available Online October 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icseal-18.2018.49How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Cybercrime, modern economy, security systems, leading threats, information security, transition economy
Abstract
The peculiarity of the modern economy is related to its informational character which affects the sharp increase of cyber incidents in the field of information security that are widespread and becoming threatening and are relevant to a broad range of private, corporate, as well as state interests. The problem of forming an effective information security system is exacerbated by the spread of cybercrime as a leading threat to information security, both in Ukraine and throughout the world. Thus, World Economic Crime Survey shows that almost every third organization faces economic offenses, of which about a third are the cybercrimes. The paper analyzes the data of two main indicators of the country’s cybersecurity: Global Cybersecurity Index and the National Cybersecurity Index. According to the first one, some indicators of the Index in contemporary Ukraine became problematic. These are as follows: the absence of sectoral cybersecurity centers, the lack or low standards of cybersecurity of organizations and professional standards in this field, Internet safety for children, and the practical implementation of activities. The results of the analysis of the main indicators of the National Cybersecurity Index make it possible to state that the leading shortcomings in the field of cyber defense for Ukraine are: the lack of protection of digital services, the lack of crisis management in the field of cyber crisis management, the lack of effective military cyber operations. Summarizing the foregoing, the most acute problems of ensuring the proper level of cyber security of Ukraine are identified, which are as follows: the lack of appropriate specialists in the field of cybersecurity, the lack of unification of the categorical apparatus in the legislation of the country in the field of cybercrime, the lack of standards of cybersecurity in organizations and professional standards in this field, the absence of sectoral cybersecurity centers, the lack of recognized national comparative analysis and reference for measuring cybersecurity, and finally, the severity of identification, investigation and disclosure of cybercrime. In order to overcome certain shortcomings, the conceptual ways of solving the problem of ensuring cybersecurity have been proposed and characterized, which mainly consist in improving the legal and organizational support for the information and cyber security of Ukraine.
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