Jacobs Journal of Computer Science

The Consideration of the Human to Protect Against Cybercriminals

Nadine Trousseau
Department Of Environmental Science And Technology, ACFE USA, France

Published on: 2019-02-13


For years, cybercrime has been secured by antimalware software and digital services, mainly involving engineers with various professional skills in the fields of IT and digital technology. Thus, the company, the administration, the organization feel protected against cybercriminals. It must be said that cybercrime is changing considerably. In a press article and according to serious studies including Norton [1], we talk about 100% growth in cyber-attacks. What company would not wish such economic development! The question that comes back to the mind of structures wanting to protect economic, state, associative and even personal environments is: why don’t our antimalware and digital services protect us, One of the answers I would like to give is: have you thought about the human being? Man is at the heart of every act, even virtual ones. However, it is not considered at its right place and value. It is not even integrated into cyber security despite the statistics. The prestigious firm Deloitte considers them at 63% [2]. That is 63% of cybercriminal acts are caused by humans, by malice or clumsiness. So how can we protect ourselves from these cybercriminal acts coming from human and if this were to include the fact that man is at the heart of every act in the first place. Especially that these humans behind the screen must be understood, in particular in the light of my scientific theories as “Avatarization”, “Virtual Intelligences”, “Transverse Zone” developed in my scientific publications [3-4] and books [5-9].


Net-profiling; economic cybercrime; Transverse zone; cyber security; virtual space; Behavioral differentiation; Avatarization; Virtual Intelligence


Safety in France is considered as a right. Concern about implementing it is in fact an over flight, not an indepth treatment. Contractors, administrations, organizations will rely on law enforcement external to their environment to secure themselves. Faced with cybercriminal threats and the implementation of a law initiated by France to protect internal company data, companies are beginning to doubt the usual protections around antimalware and digital services. Being strongly impacted by cyber-attacks, private or state structures are looking for solutions to protect their assets, data, customers, bank accounts, research. Their concern is perceptible as to whether their protection against cyber-attacks is credible, given that humans appear to be the major actors in their cyber concerns. Considering that the company does not know how to protect itself too well by cultural deficiency and that humans are the main cause of cyber-attacks, it is necessary to question the protection of its environment. In particular, the fact that protections, whether in real or virtual space favor the use of technology and rarely of the human being how cans we protect ourselves other than through traditional schemes with means? How better detect these cybercriminals? What would be the impact of choosing human protection? Articles are regularly read indicating that leaders are not integrating cybercrime as a Priority. Most structures underestimate a cyber-attack, we still have to realize that there’s a cyber-attack, even if they have already suffered a cyber-attack and even think they can solve it by themselves.