American Military University
"Advanced Techniques for Cybercrime Analysis: Identifying and Mitigating Emerging Threats"
Background: Cybercrime is an issue that is quickly spreading and poses a serious threat to people, companies, and society at large (Casino et al., 2019). Due to the growing usage of technology and the internet, it is difficult for law enforcement and security professionals to keep up with cybercriminals' access to various tools and strategies. In my thesis proposal, I plan to look into the sophisticated strategies and tactics employed by cybercriminals in their criminal activity and the strategies and tactics utilized by law enforcement and security experts to recognize and counter these threats. The numerous forms of cybercrime, including advanced persistent threats, ransomware, phishing, banking trojans, and other sophisticated methods employed by cybercriminals, will be the main focus of the research. Additionally, the research will list the current defenses employed by law enforcement and security experts and assess how well they work in identifying and reducing these dangers.
Purpose: This research aims to understand cutting-edge cybercrime analysis methods better and develop countermeasures (Sarker, 2022). To begin, we will undertake a thorough literature analysis to assess what is already known about sophisticated cybercrime methods and defenses. Aside from laying the groundwork for the study's questions and goals, the literature evaluation will help reveal any holes in the existing research.
After this, I will go on to the next stage of the study process: collecting and analyzing the data. To do this, I will compile information from various resources, including scholarly articles, official reports, and in-depth interviews with industry professionals. Several methods will be used to examine the data, including network analysis, statistical, and content analysis.
The study's findings will be presented and discussed considering its research questions and goals, focusing on identifying sophisticated cybercrime strategies and the methods employed by law enforcement and security experts to detect and counteract them (Cascavilla et al., 2019). Recommendations for further study and practice, such as the need for additional in-depth examinations of certain approaches and the creation of new tactics for recognizing and reducing cybercrime risks, will be based on the results.
This thesis proposal hopes to add to the present knowledge of cutting-edge cybercrime methods, and the steps law enforcement and security experts take to combat them. The findings will help businesses, government agencies, and others fight cybercrime more effectively.
· What are the current and emerging trends in cybercrime? (Nicholls,et al., 2021)
· What are the best methods for studying cybercrime?
· To what extent can organizations and law enforcement authorities successfully counteract new forms of cybercrime?
II. LITERATURE REVIEW
Overview: This literature review will present an overview of recent studies on sophisticated cybercrime analysis. Evolving patterns in cybercrime, methods for evaluating cybercrime, and plans for reducing cyber threats will all be discussed.
Relevant Theories and Models: Network analysis, behavioral analysis, and data mining are just a few topics covered in the literature review about cybercrime analysis.
Gaps in the Literature: The literature evaluation will also reveal where the field of cybercrime analysis needs to grow, such as in the areas of attention dedicated to new threats and in-depth examinations of certain methodologies.
Research Design: Both qualitative and quantitative strategies will be used in this research, making it a mixed-methods investigation.
Data Collection: Primary and secondary sources, including in-depth interviews with subject matter experts and surveys of cybercrime-affected businesses, will be used to compile the gathered information.
Data Analysis: Network analysis, statistical analysis, and content analysis are just a few methods used to examine the data.
Ethical Considerations: The study will be conducted by ethical guidelines for research, including informed consent, confidentiality, and respect for participants.
IV. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
Presentation of Findings: Both quantitative and qualitative findings will be laid down in an easy-to-understand format as part of the study's final report.
Interpretation of Results: Findings will be analyzed considering the study's aims and issues to prevent and respond to new forms of cybercrime.
Implications for Future Research and Practice: Recommendations for future research and practice will be derived from the study's results, such as the necessity for more research into certain methodologies and the creation of new tactics for minimizing cybercrime risks (Nicholls et al., 2021).
Summary of Main Findings: The conclusion will provide a brief overview of the study's key results, including the most prominent ongoing and prospective cybercrime trends, the most fruitful methods for studying cybercrime, and ways for combating new forms of cyberthreat.
Recommendations for Future Research and Practice: The last section of the paper will provide recommendations for further study and practice, such as the need for in-depth examinations of certain tactics and the creation of new strategies for minimizing cybercrime risks.
Cascavilla, G., Tamburri, D. A., & Van Den Heuvel, W. J. (2021). Cybercrime threat intelligence: A systematic multi-vocal literature review. Computers & Security, 105, 102258.
Casino, F., Politou, E., Alepis, E., & Patsakis, C. (2019). Immutability and decentralized storage: An analysis of emerging threats. IEEE Access, 8, 4737-4744.
Nicholls, J., Kuppa, A., & Le-Khac, N. A. (2021). Financial Cybercrime: A Comprehensive Survey of Deep Learning Approaches to Tackle the Evolving Financial Crime Landscape. IEEE Access.
Sarker, M. G. R. (2022). An Interlinked Relationship between Cybercrime & Digital Media. IJFMR-International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research, 4(6).