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Cyber-dependent crimes have become a major concern for governmental, commercial, and financial institutions around the globe, as well as for private individuals who use computer technology and the Internet for leisure, shopping, and work. Extensive research has examined and proposed ways to prevent the development of cyber-dependent crimes. However, it is still unclear whether commonly used interventions can prevent online offenders from engaging in crimes like hacking, spreading malware, and launching Distributed Denial of Service attacks. Our research group seeks to produce empirical evidence and provide systematic reviews of existing empirical research regarding the potential effect of existing cyber-security policies and tools in preventing the development and progression of cyber-dependent crimes.