DHS to Survey Cybercrime
In what they hope will become the premier measure of national
cybercrime statistics, officials at the Homeland Security and Justice
departments plan to survey 36,000 businesses this spring to examine
the type and frequency of computer security incidents.
This is a really exciting development. DHS seems to be taking a good approach, and in a preliminary survey, got over a 40% response rate. Read the Federal Computer Week article. Back in October, I wrote:
There’s a third role, which I think that the government might be able to play well, and that is helping us collect information. Today, being broken into is seen as an embarrassing failure. In many ways, it is. But, given the number of cases the cops are dealing with, its also very common. Much more common than you’d think. The federal government, either the FBI or DHS ought to be collecting crime statistics.