This session will explore:
- Crime has moved online. Some of it is old crime in a new place. Some is new crime created by the new technology. Online crime ranges from crime committed in the applications of the Internet, such as illegal marketplaces in the Dark Web, to crime committed via the infrastructure of the network itself.
- Crime in the applications of the network often happens in the Dark Web, an anonymous portion of the Internet. The tools used to access the Dark Web are also used to protect human rights, giving rise to a Dark Web Dilemma.
- Crime via the Internet itself is a massive problem—it takes many forms and costs a lot of money. However, we lack a clear sense of just how problematic it is because cyberspace keeps getting bigger each year.
- Policies designed to deal with cybercrime vary in effectiveness based upon the interaction of the policy in question and the way in which the crime uses the Internet.
Eric Jardine joined CIGI in May 2014 as a research fellow in the Global Security & Politics Program. As a part of this position, he contributes to CIGI’s work on Internet governance, including as a member of the Secretariat for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. He has authored numerous scholarly articles on trends in cybercrime, the uses and abuses of the Dark Web and contention in Internet governance.
He is currently writing a book on the loss of trust in the Internet ecosystem and what can be done about it. Eric regularly appears as a commentator on cybersecurity issues in television, radio and print media. Eric holds a Ph.D. in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Canada.