He said the fight against cyber crimes
needs national, collective and moral responsibility to raise awareness about the risks and dangers it poses to individuals and states, calling for the importance to develop legislations and laws to combat terrorism.
Kwan said, As we become more dependent on mobile devices, cloud computing and social media, we expose ourselves to greater cyber crime
The home minister has asked all concerned for immediate processing and implementation of the report called ' Roadmap for Effectively Tackling Cyber Crimes
in the Country'.
Colonel Saeed Al Hajri, director of the Cyber Crimes
Department, said many victims were too nervous to contact police.
Overall, crimes in the UAE are decreasing, and so are cyber crimes
," he said.
The cyber crime
centre will work in partnership with the local community, business and industry and law enforcement partners nationally and internationally.
An independent institution should be formed to investigate the matter of cyber crime
, rather than assigning the task to FIA.
While agreeing that a more concerted approach was required to fight cyber crime
and transnational crime, a number of speakers were divided on whether existing or new tools would best guide that task.
Lieutenant-Colonel Yousif Harmool, Head of the Cyber Crime
section of the Sharjah Police, said online fraud is one of the most difficult crimes to investigate, as evidence cannot be collected from crime scenes as such.
Tekeli said the most common types of cyber crime
are violating a system, preventing a system from working properly and destruction of documents and data.
One of the main areas of growth is cyber crime
targeting wealthy, older people.
Internet security firm Norton said the cost of cyber crime
globally is almost as much as the illegal drugs trade.