The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act Detering Criminals

With computer crimes on the rise there needs to be a way to stop the criminals. Congress passed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in 1984 with the hope of protecting government information. The Act has been amended twice, most recently in 1996, with the goal of broadening the law. Unfortunately, computer crime has not decreased and it is still a major problem of the present and future. Many do not believe that any amount of legislation will stop the criminals.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Did the 1996 amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act help employers?
What should you do if you suspect you are a victim of a crime?
How can the computer industry help the situation?
What will increased security do for business?


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