Ten tools every cyber cop needs

Author: William "Bud" Roth

Categories: Cyber beat

What tools are necessary for law enforcement officers to successfully convict cybercriminals? In this presentation, William “Bud” Roth, Non-Resident Fellow for Cybersecurity at Sasakawa USA, details a capability assessment model for computer crime.

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Deputizing private sector cybersecurity firms to fight cyber crime

Author: William “Bud” Roth

Categories: Cyber beat, Sasakawa USA Blog

In 2015, U.S. businesses suffered an estimated 150 successful hacks per week, with an average cleanup cost of $6.5m, writes Sasakawa USA’s William “Bud” Roth, who proposes the government can compensate for the lack of capacity by deputizing members of the private sector.

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It’s time to treat Bitcoin ransom as stolen goods

Author: William "Bud" Roth

Categories: Cyber beat, Sasakawa USA Blog

There has been a lot of legal debate about whether Bitcoin is a currency, a security, or a commodity. That judgement will ultimately determine whether Bitcoins used to pay ransom are treated as stolen money (fungible) or stolen goods (reclaimable). Law enforcement should treat Bitcoin as a commodity and, in doing so, the victims of ransomware who pay would have recourse against all future owners of the ransomed Bitcoins to reclaim them.

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Japan gets serious about cybersecurity as Olympics approach

Author: The Journal

Categories: In the News

Japan’s new strategy to combat cybercrime will take time to become effective but is vital to containing and reducing cyber threats, Sasakawa USA’s Admiral Dennis C. Blair said in an article by Richard Smart for The Journal and featured in Japan Today.

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Cybersecurity in Japan: An overview

Author: William "Bud" Roth

Categories: Cyber beat

Japan has increasingly become concerned about cybersecurity in the face of increasing attacks against private and public sector targets.  Cybersecurity challenges, some emanating from traditional adversaries in the region, represent a challenge to the welfare and safety of Japan’s citizens.

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