Date of Award

Winter 8-9-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Criminal Justice



First Advisor or Mentor

Adam Zion

Second Reader

Heath Grant


In recent years, the global economy has been beset by cyber-attacks. These events disrupt business and governmental operations, large and small, and include broad-horizon attacks on infrastructure and pointed network takeovers. The attacks can include malicious online activities directed at stealing financial and intellectual property or, manipulating, destroying, and denying access to critical information. Despite increased awareness of these challenges, the victimization of private and public networks continues, and the economic impacts mount daily. This research will present the economic impact of cyberattacks on United States businesses and governmental agencies.



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