They are too busy "investigating" copyright bollocks to bother with solving actual crimes.
Law enforcement agencies charged with investigating online crime might actually be sitting at their desks gorging on donuts in Australia, if the nation's Computer Emergency Response Team' survey of stakeholders is to be trusted. The results of that survey, published today, states that “Out of those respondents who did report a …
Monday 18th February 2013 17:41 GMT Robert Helpmann??
the small sample – “of the almost 450 organisations contacted, responses were received from 255” - leaves the study far from representative.
How many organizations does this claim to cover beyond the 450 given the chance to respond? Yes, there is some bias in relying solely on a self-selecting group, but 255 of 450 is pretty darn good for a study based on survey response, especially in a field where answering surveys is often discouraged. If anything, you might argue that those non-responders have a better understanding of information security.
Projected attributions aside, a 57% sample of a population is certainly statistically representative. It is, in fact, overkill, if the survey is to be repeated over time as the fact that an individual respondent might have previously take the survey might skew the results.