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Report on Building Resistance to Cybercrime

Bureau of Justice Assistance and Police Executive Research Forum

This 2017 report highlights the promising practices of the Utah Department of Public Safety in addressing cyber crime. The department’s program involves conducting cyber crime investigations, analyzing cyber intelligence, and studying the ramifications of cyber crimes on emergency management and critical infrastructure.

The Utah Model: A Path Forward for Investigating and Building Resilience to Cyber Crime, describes the challenges the department faced in creating its program, the promising practices that have emerged and lessons learned, so that other state and local agencies may understand the issues that are involved in building or enhancing their own cyber crime programs. The department’s program involves conducting cyber crime investigations, analyzing cyber intelligence, and studying the ramifications of cyber crimes on emergency management and critical infrastructure.

This case study also provides an overview of the key components of a cyber crime program such as leadership, resources, training and interagency coordination.

To read the report, click here.

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