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Chapter 4 –  Studies and Surveys of Computer Crime
     M. E. Kabay, PhD, CISSP

Chapter Contents:

   4.1    Introduction
   4.1.1    Value of statistical knowledge base
   4.1.2    Limitations on our knowledge of computer crime    Detection    Reporting
   4.1.3    Limitations on the applicability of computer-crime statistics
   4.2    Basic research methodology
   4.2.1    Some fundamentals of statistical design and analysis    Descriptive statistics    Inference: sample statistics versus population statistics    Hypothesis testing    Random sampling, bias and confounded variables    Confidence limits    Contingency tables    Association versus causality    Control groups
   4.2.2    Research methods applicable to computer crime    Interviews    Focus groups    Surveys    Instrument validation
   4.3    Studies of computer criminals
   4.3.1    Interview series    Donn B. Parker    Sarah Gordon
   4.3.2    Individual case studies
   4.4    Surveys of computer crime
   4.4.1    CSI/FBI annual surveys of computer crime
   4.4.2    NCSA/ICSA Labs annual surveys of computer virus incidence
   4.4.3    CERT-CC quarterly and annual summaries
   4.4.4    Other industry surveys
   4.5    Historical review of computer-crime surveys
   4.5.1    1996
   4.5.2    1997
   4.5.3    1998
   4.5.4    1999
   4.5.5    2000
   4.6    Summary
   4.7    Bibliography and For Further Reading

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