Consolidated Taxonomy and Research Roadmap for Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism

  • Babak AkhgarEmail author
  • Michał Choraś
  • Ben Brewster
  • Francesca Bosco
  • Elise Vermeersch
  • Vittoria Luda
  • Damian Puchalski
  • Douglas Wells
Part of the Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications book series (ASTSA)


In this concluding chapter, we consolidate the broad spectrum of challenges discussed throughout this book towards the formulation of a number key priority topics to be addressed by future research related to cybercrime and cyberterrorism. During this process many of the specific areas that need to be addressed are defined across four interlinked dimensions; technological, regulatory, organisational and human. In the process of identifying the nature of the challenges posed, the scope of the research and initiatives needed in order to progress measures targeting them, as well as the required impacts needed in order to ensure the significance of those initiatives. Initial sections of the chapter recapture, from a definitional perspective, the definitions of cybercrime and its constituent elements towards establishing a harmonised taxonomy of terms that we can use to inform the future work being proposed.


Cybercrime Cyberterrorism Cybersecurity Roadmap Research Taxonomy Classification 



The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-SEC-2013) under grant agreement numbers 607949 (COURAGE) and 607406 (CAMINO).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Babak Akhgar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michał Choraś
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ben Brewster
    • 1
  • Francesca Bosco
    • 4
  • Elise Vermeersch
    • 4
  • Vittoria Luda
    • 4
  • Damian Puchalski
    • 3
  • Douglas Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research)Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  2. 2.University of Science and Technology, UTP BydgoszczBydgoszczPoland
  3. 3.ITTI Sp. z o.o.PoznańPoland
  4. 4.UNICRI, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research InstituteTurinItaly

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