iPredator Probability Inventory – Cybercrime
The iPredator Probability Inventory-Cybercrime [IPI-C] is an internet safety tool and cyber attack risk assessment authored by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D., a New York State licensed psychologist, forensic psychology consultant and iPredator Inc. founder. The iPredator Probability Inventory-Cybercrime [IPI-C] assesses a business or adult’s high-risk online activities, cyber attack vulnerabilities and internet safety prowess. Designed to be multi-functional, the iPredator Probability Inventory-Cybercrime [IPI-C] is a structured inventory for diagnostics, education, investigation and data collection. The IPI-C can also be used for compiling evidentiary information for authorities, Internet Service Providers and the legal system if the online user or business is being cyber attacked by an online assailant[s].
Developed by Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., the structured inventory is used for cybercrime prevention, diagnostics, education and investigation. Cybercrime, Identity Theft and Telecommunications Piracy are three new terms defining criminal activities in the Information Age. To help online users prevent cybercrime victimization, Dr. Nuccitelli has designed the iPredator Probability Inventory-Cybercrime [IPI-C]. In addition to developing the IPI-C, Dr. Nuccitelli designed 25 other online risk assessment tools specific to the typology, age of online user and organization. To view a sample of the items that are used in internet safety tools, feel free to visit iPredator Inc.’s cyber risk list web page or clicking on this link: Cyber Risk List.
iPredator Probability Inventory – Cybercrime [IPI-C]
iPredator Probability Inventory-Cybercrime [IPI-C]: The IPI-C is a 110 question diagnostic, education, assessment and data collection tool designed to assess and investigate an adult or business’s probability of being targeted, disparaged, stolen from or infiltrated by iPredators or nefarious corporate competitors engaged in cybercriminal activities. An adult age 18+, business owner or corporate associate familiar with the business’s health and safety completes the IPI-C.
Just as all the IPI Assessment Collection inventories, the IPI-C focuses on the adult or business’s relationship to ICT, their knowledge base of malevolent and nefarious users, environmental aspects influencing their Information and Communications Technology [ICT] activities and their practice of the behavioral actions necessary for Internet safety, cybercrime prevention and preparedness if cyber attacked. In addition to a diagnostic and data collection tool, the IPI-C can also be used to assist an online user or a business to investigate their security breach weaknesses if they have been victimized by cybercrime. The IPI-C also addresses the growth of mobile device technology and attempts by iPredators to infiltrate their target’s mobile devices.
Internet Safety Inventory
Please note that all iPredator Inc. checklist & inventory tools have been formatted and designed to function as data collection, assessment, educational and internet safety monitoring tools. Of the 26 checklists & inventories offered, the IISC tools [14 Checklists] are formatted for verification and initial screening for internet safety, cyber-attack preparedness and Information and Communications Technology [ICT] weaknesses. The IPI tools [12 Inventories] are designed for inquiry, open discussion and inspection of internet safety, cyber-attack preparedness and Information and Communications Technology [ICT] vulnerabilities.
Cyber Attack Risk Assessment & Educational Tool
Dr. Nuccitelli is quoted saying, “It amazes me how some teens are able to both survive and thrive in the Information Age. Cyberbullying, cyberstalking, online sexual predation and cyber harassment await them every day if they let down their guard in cyberspace. Not only support, encourage and educate your children on internet safety, but tell them how impressed with their capacity to stay safe you are.”
iPredator: A person, group or nation who, directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, coercion, stalking, theft or disparagement of others using Information and Communications Technology [ICT]. iPredators are driven by deviant fantasies, desires for power and control, retribution, religious fanaticism, political reprisal, psychiatric illness, perceptual distortions, peer acceptance or personal and financial gain. iPredators can be any age or gender and are not bound by economic status, race, religion or national heritage. iPredator is a global term used to distinguish anyone who engages in criminal, coercive, deviant or abusive behaviors using ICT. Central to the construct is the premise that Information Age criminals, deviants and the violently disturbed are psychopathological classifications new to humanity.
Whether the offender is a cyberstalker, cyber harasser, cybercriminal, online sexual predator, internet troll, cyber terrorist, cyberbully, online child pornography consumer/distributor or engaged in internet defamation or nefarious online deception, they fall within the scope of iPredator. The three criteria used to define an iPredator include:
- A self-awareness of causing harm to others, directly or indirectly, using ICT.
- The usage of ICT to obtain, exchange and deliver harmful information.
- A general understanding of Cyberstealth used to engage in criminal or deviant activities or to profile, identify, locate, stalk and engage a target.
Unlike human predators prior to the Information Age, iPredators rely upon the multitude of benefits offered by Information and Communications Technology [ICT]. These assistances include exchange of information over long distances, rapidity of information exchanged and the seemingly infinite access to data available. Malevolent in intent, iPredators habitually deceive others using ICT in the abstract and artificial electronic universe known as cyberspace. Therefore, as the internet naturally offers all ICT users anonymity, if they decide, iPredators actively design online profiles and diversionary tactics to remain undetected and untraceable.
Cyberstealth, a sub-tenet of iPredator, is a covert method by which iPredators attempt to establish and sustain complete anonymity while they engage in ICT activities planning their next assault, investigating innovative surveillance technologies or researching the social profiles of their next target. Concurrent with the concept of Cyberstealth is iPredator Victim Intuition [IVI], an iPredator’s IVI is their aptitude to sense a target’s ODDOR [Offline Distress Dictates Online Response], online & offline vulnerabilities, psychological weaknesses, technological limitations, increasing their success of a cyber-attack with minimal ramifications.
“Malevolent in intent, iPredators rely on their capacity to deceive others using information technology in the abstract and artificial electronic universe known as cyberspace. Therefore, as the internet naturally offers all ICT users anonymity, if they decide, iPredators actively design online profiles and diversionary tactics to remain undetected and untraceable.” Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. 
Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.
Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. is a NYS licensed psychologist and cyber criminology consultant. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Adler University in 1994. In 2010, Dr. Nuccitelli authored the dark side of cyberspace concept known as “iPredator.” In November 2011, he established iPredator Inc., offering educational, investigative, and advisory services involving online perpetrators, cyber-attack targets, and the dark side of cyberspace. Dr. Nuccitelli has worked in the mental health field over the last thirty-plus years and he has volunteered his time helping cyber-attacked victims since 2010. His goal is to reduce victimization, theft, and disparagement from iPredators.
In addition to aiding citizens & disseminating educational content, Dr. Nuccitelli’s mission is to start a sustained national educational and awareness internet safety campaign with the help of private, state, and federal agencies. He is always available, at no cost, to interact with online users, professionals, and the media. To invite Dr. Nuccitelli to conduct training, media engagements, educational services, or consultation, please call him at (347) 871-2416 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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