Malicious Software (Malware): A Security Threat to the Internet Economy

Malicious Software (Malware): A Security Threat to the Internet Economy

This report, developed in collaboration with experts, aims to inform policy makers about malware impacts, growth and evolution, and countermeasures to combat malware. It seeks to analyse some of the main issues associated with malware and explore how the international community can better work together to address the problem. This report outlines several areas in which improvements can be made, including raising awareness, improved legal frameworks, strengthened law enforcement, improved response, measuring of malware, measures to address vulnerabilities in software, technical measures, economic incentives, research and development, standards, guidelines and good practices.

Ministerial Background Report DSTI/ICCP/REG(2007)5/FINAL

© OECD, 2008, 106 pages