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  • Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

  • Names: Van de Sandt, Erik H.A., author.

    Title: The deviant security practices of cyber crime / by Erik H. A. van de Sandt.

    Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijoff, 2021. | Based on author’s thesis (doctoral - University of Bristol, 2019) issued under title: Deviant security : the technical computer security practices of cyber criminals. | Includes bibliographical references and index. | Summary: “In this book academic and police officer Erik van de Sandt researches the security practices of cyber criminals. While their protective practices are not necessarily deemed criminal by law, the countermeasures of cyber criminals frequently deviate from prescribed bona fide cyber security standards. This book is the first to present a full picture on these deviant security practices, based on unique access to confidential police sources related to some of the world’s most serious and organized cyber criminals. The findings of this socio-technical-legal research prove that deviant security is an academic field of study on its own, and will help a non-technical audience to understand cyber security and the challenges of investigating cyber crime”– Provided by publisher.

    Identifiers: LCCN 2021021508 (print) | LCCN 2021021509 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004463172 (hardback; acid- free paper) | ISBN 9789004463189 (ebook)

    Subjects: LCSH: Computer crimes. | Computer security. | Criminology.

    Classification: LCC HV6773 .V35 2021 (print) | LCC HV6773 (ebook) | DDC 364.16/8–dc23

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  • isbn 978-90-04-46317-2 (hardback)

  • isbn 978-90-04-46318-9 (e-book)

  • Copyright 2021 by Erik H.A. van de Sandt. Published by Koninklijke Brill nv, Leiden, The Netherlands.

  • Koninklijke Brill nv incorporates the imprints Brill, Brill Hes & De Graaf, Brill Nijhoff, Brill Rodopi, Brill Sense, Hotei Publishing, mentis Verlag, Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh and Wilhelm Fink Verlag.

  • Koninklijke Brill nv reserves the right to protect this publication against unauthorized use. Requests for re-use and/or translations must be addressed to Koninklijke Brill nv via or

  • This book is printed on acid-free paper and produced in a sustainable manner.