I don’ t mean co-conspirator in a legal sense or with criminal culpability. But it is true that our actions online can contribute to the success rate of the cyber criminals.

Over the years, law enforcement has fought crime epidemics involving hoodlums, mobsters and drug traffickers. In those cases, the battle was between law enforcement and the bad guys. Today the epidemic is cybercrime and all of us are part of the fight. With their actions in cyber space, uninformed and undisciplined computer users will make the epidemic worse. The educated and alert, however, will help minimize the problem and reduce the threat of cybercrime in general and its effect on all of us. Please see my presentation handouts for information on how to stay safe and help reduce the threat of cybercrime.