Countering the Cyber Enforcement Gap: Strengthening Global Capacity on Cybercrime

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While the barrage of cyberattacks around the world continues to increase, the lack of effective global cybercrime enforcement has allowed cybercriminals to operate with near impunity.

Although there have been a number of efforts to increase international cooperation on cybercrime enforcement, many of these efforts have been hindered due to the lack of capacity building among countries to provide criminal justice actors with the ability to implement and enforce these instruments.

Through an in-depth examination of the global developments in cybercrime and the major challenges to international cooperation among countries, Amy Jordan and Allison Peters provide a variety of recommendations aimed at overcoming the barriers in capacity building among nation states in order to close the global cyber enforcement gap.

By Allison Peters

Allison Peters is the Deputy Director of the National Security Program at the U.S.-based think tank Third Way where she helps lead the non-partisan Cyber Enforcement Initiative. She has over a decade of experience serving in the U.S. government and international and non-governmental organizations advising on a range of security issues. She previously served as a Consultant Advisor to the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism and the Director of Policy and Security Programs at Inclusive Security where she led policy advocacy initiatives and security sector training programs aimed at building more inclusive peace and security processes. She has also served as the National Security Advisor to a senior member of the U.S. Senate and an expert consultant to the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe.

By Amy Jordan

Amy Jordan is the Delivery Lead at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity. She has a decade’s experience working across a range of UK government departments on security and data issues, leading United Kingdom negotiations on a number of European Union cyber issues, in particular the Network and Information Security Directive. She was also the UK member of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security’s management board and led the United Kingdom’s engagement on cybersecurity in a range of international organizations and with the private sector.

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