Inside out: Comparing cybercrimes committed by ‘insiders’ and ‘outsiders’

A. Hutchings

Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge,

I will be talking about the Cambridge Computer Crime Database (CCCD), a database that I established with open source information about cybercrime arrests and prosecutions in the United Kingdom. The database goes back to 1 January 2010, and includes cybercrime cases that fall under the Computer Misuse Act, as well as fraud, conspiracy, misconduct in public office, data protection, and money laundering offences where there is a direct link to cybercrime. I will provide an analysis of the cases, comparing those that have been committed by those internal to an organisation, such as an employee or contractor, to those that have been committed by outsiders. The focus will be on offender characteristics, offence types, international aspects, co-offending, and sentencing outcomes.


Dr Alice Hutchings is a Research Associate at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. A criminologist, her research interests include understanding cybercrime offenders, and the prevention, intervention and disruption of online crime. She is a researcher in the Cambridge Cloud Cybercrime Centre, a multi-disciplinary initiative combining expertise from the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, Institute of Criminology and Faculty of Law. Alice completed her PhD at Griffith University, and previously worked at the Australian Institute of Criminology.