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Global Advanced Research Journal of Educational Research and Reviews (ISSN: 2315-5132) Vol. 10(2) PP. 252-256, April 2023
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Mitigating Ransomware through Cybersecurity Law Enforcement

Philip Nnamdi Egbo

University Graduate School Bloomington, Cybersecurity Risk Management, Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A.


Accepted 30 April 2023


Cybersecurity is a hot topic in our present-day society because of the role it plays especially in this era of Internet of Things (IoT) where there is a rapid growth in the network of connected computing devices. The internet has made the world a global village by bringing various nations, businesses, governments, and people together. The Covid19 pandemic has also contributed to the huge dependence on the internet as most organizations in both the public and private sectors were forced to operate virtually to contain the spread of the pandemic. The dependence on the internet by several individuals, governments, companies including financial institutions and health care industries for daily business operations have created multiple avenues for cybercrime. Some of these cybercrimes have escalated to become national security issues because of their impact on critical infrastructures. Ransomware is a prevalent cybercrime that was predicted by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity to rise to 150 percent between April 2020 and July 2021. Due to the challenges of enforcing laws across various borders and attribution amongst other issues have created difficulties in managing ransomware attacks and other forms of cybercrime. Ransomware perpetrators have progressed from incoherent splinter factions to a sophisticated operation. The aim of this paper is to focus on some of the cybersecurity law enforcements that can mitigate ransomware attacks.

Keywords: Cybersecurity and Law Enforcement 


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