Links to Publication, Articles and Assessments can be found below.
The Department of Justice and Equality commissioned a piece of research on current and emerging cyber security threats. The report was co-authored by researchers Sheelagh Brady from SAR Consulting and Caitríona Heinl from the School of Politics and International Relations at UCD. It is the fourth publication in a series commissioned in fulfilment of the commitment in the Department’s 2018-2020 Data and Research Strategy, in support of evidence-informed policy making. The review constitutes a valuable resource and will act as a springboard for future empirical research on best practice in this area, providing a body of evidence that is essential to inform future policy discussions and development.
Undertaken to assist policy formation, the review seeks to address a range of questions, such as:
- What are the current and emerging threats posed by cybercrime to Ireland and other developed countries?
- What relevant legislation is in place to combat cybercrime and how effective has this been?
- What are the models of best practice for responding to the threat of cybercrime nationally and internationally?
- What learning can be provided to inform future policy and legislative developments for combating cybercrime?
A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD – HOW TO PREVENT ONLINE RADICALISATION IN THE CYBER SECURITY REALM OF THE WESTERN BALKANS
STUDY | 06 DEC 2018
Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) commissioned a study on cyber security and online radicalization entitled “A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD – How to prevent online radicalisation in the cyber security realm of the Western Balkans “. The main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of the situation regarding the cyber security in the Western Balkan Six (WB6) economies but also offers recommendations for enhancement cyber security and prevention of online radicalisation on regional and national levels. The study contains two chapters: Cyber Security in the Western Balkans, and Online Radicalization in the Western Balkans. The first Chapter focuses on traditional cyber security concerns, while the 2nd one aims at expanding the understanding of cyber security beyond traditional narrow perspective by including information operations, with a focus on online radicalization. This study has been funded by the European Union (EU) within the IPA II 2016 Regional Action on P/CVE in the Western Balkans. https://www.rcc.int/pubs/70/a-new-virtual-battlefield–how-to-prevent-online-radicalisation-in-the-cyber-security-realm-of-the-western-balkans (Source RCC).
SUMMARY OF THE STUDY “A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD – HOW TO PREVENT ONLINE RADICALISATION IN THE CYBER SECURITY REALM OF THE WESTERN BALKANS”
BROCHURE | 06 DEC 2018
Summary of the Study on Cyber Security (and Online Radicalisation) in the Western Balkans is an addition to Regional Cooperation Council’s study “A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD – How to prevent online radicalisation in the cybersecurity realm of the Western Balkans, commissioned by the RCC and funded by the European Union (EU) within the IPA II 2016 Regional Action on P/CVE in the Western Balkans. The brochure provides global and regional online environment overview, tackles the most important data, terms, statistics, strategies and challenges within the cybersecurity and online radicalization, presents breakdown of key data per each of Western Balkans Six economies and features recommendations for enhancement of cyber security and prevention of online radicalisation on regional and national levels. This is available in six languages from https://www.rcc.int/pubs/71/summary-of-the-study-a-new-virtual-battlefield–how-to-prevent-online-radicalisation-in-the-cyber-security-realm-of-the-western-balkans
Capacity building for the Nigerian Navy: Eyes wide shut on corruption? Pervasive corruption in the Nigerian maritime security sector facilitates smuggling, piracy and oil theft. Building capacity while ignoring corruption risks making corruption and related crimes worse. The United States Africa Command provides capacity building to the Nigerian Navy. The Command safeguards its programme finances, but does not directly address corruption in partner agencies. The United States Africa Command and other donors should make anti-corruption measures an integral part of the training they provide. Åse Gilje Østensen, Sheelagh Brady, Sofie Arjon Schütte (2018) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2018:4)
Brady, S.A. (2020). Crude Oil’s Ugly Sister: The Political-Criminal Nexus and Corruption Inside Nigeria’s Solid Minerals and Mining Sector. In Illegal Mining. Organised Crime, Corruption, and Ecocide in a Resource-Scarce World. Palgrave MacMillan Link to book.
Brady, S.A. 2019, ‘Black gold, suits and brown envelopes: a dalliance of destruction or destiny?’ in Allum, F. & Gilmour, S. 2019, Organised crime and Politics. Edward Elgar Publishing Link to book.
Brady, S.A. 2016, ‘Policing Transnational Organised Crime, National Perspective, Challenges, Strategies & Tactics’ in Hauck, P. & Peterke, S. 2016, International Law & Transnational Organised Crime. Oxford: Oxford University Press Link to book .
How probably is an attack here in Ireland, similar to that conducted in London in March? ‘Possible but unlikely’? What does this really mean? Possible but Unlikely