Department of Justice Asks Businesses for Input on Cybercrime

How is cybercrime affecting your business?

That's what the Department of Justice wants to know. The DOJ has recently launched an online survey function designed to poll U.S. business owners and managers on the impact of cybercrime on their businesses.

The survey is being conducted for the DOJ's Bureau of Justic Statistics and the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division.

According to the Department of Justice, it is designed to get a real-world estimate of the number of cyber attacks, cyber-based fraud and information thefts, cyber-related losses that businesses experienced last year.

The survey, which will be conducted by the RAND Corporation, will collect data between February and August 2006. All responses will remain confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only. The survey is expected to help define how the DOJ and DHS provide assistance in attempts to control and mitigate cybercrimes.