ERIC Number: ED192753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Study in Computer Abuse.
Caulfield Inst. of Technology (Australia).
Computer abuse is examined as both a general issue and as a specific problem. A statistical profile of computer crime lists distribution by country of reported cases, by industry of occurrence, and by amount of monetary loss. The characteristics of computer abuse are described along with the important categories of such crimes. Factors inhibiting reports of abuse, and the job positions of the perpetrators are also presented. Specific examples of abuse are cited from several countries, and nine Australian cases are briefly recounted. Prevention is discussed as a function of the types of controls employed in both the applications and the administrative areas. (Application controls cover all phases of data processing, while administrative controls deal with scheduling personnel, physical security, billing procedures, and maintenance and disaster procedures.) Problems in detecting computer crimes are also discussed, and some of the methods used are indicated. (BK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Caulfield Inst. of Technology (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia