Synopses & Reviews
Global cybercrime is arguably the biggest underworld industry of our times. Global forces and technologies such as mobile phones, social media and cloud computing are shaping the structure of the global cybercrime industry estimated at US$1 trillion. Nir Kshetri documents and compares the patterns, characteristics and processes of cybercrime activities in major regions and economies in the Global South such as China, India, the former Second World economies, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa. Integrating theories from a wide range of disciplines, he explains initiatives at the global, supranational, national, sub-national and local levels.
"[This] book provides an interesting perspective on cybercrime in non-western countries. Its breathtaking range of coverage provides a lens into locations and settings that might otherwise be overlooked by cybercrime researchers from the Global North."
- Rutgers University Review
"This book is the latest and most comprehensive book on the subject of cybercrime in the Global South. It significantly contributes to building awareness about the severity of the cybercrime problemâ€¦ It should prove invaluable to students, practitioners, and researchers from different disciplines.' â€“ Journal of Global Information Technology Management
'This book contributes to bridge the gap in understanding the role of cybersecurity in international political economy and related areasâ€¦ It should be helpful for government members, students, researchers and practitioners." â€“ Digiworld Economic Journal
"Kshetri's survey of cybercrime and the macro-level factors influencing its development in Global South regions is impressiveâ€¦ Kshetri has sketched out the broad forces that characterize cybercrime in the Global South as distinct from the Global North. Those seeking a foundational text on the topic will be well served to begin with Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South." - Telecommunications Policy
About the Author
Nir Kshetri is Associate Professor at The University of North Carolina-Greensboro, USA and research fellow at Kobe University, Japan. He has authored about sixty journal articles and three books. Various United Nations Agencies, the US Army War College and private organizations have invited him to give talks on cybersecurity.
Table of Contents
1. Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South: Status, Drivers and Trends
2. Technological and Global Forces Shaping Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South
3. Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Former Second World Economies
4. Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in China
5. Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in India
6. Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Middle East and North African Economies
7. Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in Latin American and Caribbean Economies
8. Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in Sub-Saharan African Economies
9. Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Developing Pacific Island Economies
10. Discussion, Implications and Concluding Remarks