”Being a victim of cybercrime is your own stupid fault.” Critically discuss.

Some relevant concepts to take into account:

  1. There must be arguments on both sides i.e. the proposition is both true and wrong, and valid
    and not fair
  2. Different stages of development would render considerations much different. For example,
    when internet or even computer was less popular or universal, it is fair for the victims. But in
    the modern world, it is argued that anyone should have a minimum level of cyber security
  3. Different parts of the world may also be afforded different considerations. For example, rural
    communities are given less opportunities of acquiring adequate level of cyber security. It is not
    fair to say that people in the rural communities commit their own fault I being exploited by
    cyber criminals
  4. What are the different types and nature of cybercrime? For example, hacks, inappropriate
    contents and cyber rubbers and political cyber campaigns. These would be given different
    answers? Many more examples and discussions of the different considerations.
  5. What is the fair minimum knowledge of cyber security? Does this then can protect people from
    not being cyber attacked? Computer and cyber advancement is happening day by day. Can
    normal people catch up and are expected to catch up to protect themselves?
  6. What are the arguments for the proposition?
  7. What are the arguments against the proposition?
  8. Organise the two sides of the arguments in a logical way and quote real-life examples, sources,
    references and research findings.
  9. Discuss factual and industry concepts and then develop the arguments with logical flow and
    arrive at a conclusion.
  10. Conclusion more likely on the direction that the proposition is to a certain extent true, but is not
    fair and not true as normal people cannot be expected to be on the same quick pace of the cyber
    criminals.
    Possible Plan of the essay to be developed further:
  11. Introduction
  12. What is cybercrime, its nature, and its major types, and brief development?
  13. What is the reasonable standard and expectation on cyber security?
  14. To what extent can cyber security measures be able to combat cybercrime, and what can be
    prevented?
  15. Discuss public data and researches about the nature of cybercrime and the proportion of them
    arising from irresponsible cyber security actions
  16. Develop the argument that cybercrime can be prevented to a big extent if normal people conduct
    reasonable cyber security measures
  17. Discuss about public data and researches about serious cybercrimes which can only be
    prevented by professionals or that they cannot be combated at all.
  18. Develop the argument that many types of cybercrime cannot be prevented for the average
    careful person who has observed reasonable cyber security measure.
  19. Conclusion: summarise both sides of the arguments and conclude on one side with basis.