Every aspect of our private and public daily life is now highly computerized. All world economies use the same basic infrastructure, the same software, hardware and standards, with billions of connected devices. At the same time, cyber-crimes have become one of the most widespread phenomena, alarming governments, citizens and the private sector. Data breaches and computer thefts are growing in all sectors, affecting security and development across the world. Cyber-crimes are no longer restricted to isolated attacks carried out by individuals. In recent years, this type of crime has developed to become a very profitable activity, often at very low risk for criminal organizations. Today’s society, increasingly interconnected, has become a target for the activity for criminals who focus in particular on the financial and business sector.

Cyber-​​attacks involve unforeseeable economic losses, but not only. Victims often suffer reputational damage due to the dissemination of sensitive data (personal and otherwise).

We will see together how the cyber-crime phenomenon has developed, who are the main players and who are their victims, contextualizing the international scene and also talking about those advancements to fight off this criminal phenomenon.

Organized in association with the Department of Legal Informatics of the University of Milan.