Governmental agencies, private corporations, and individuals around the globe employ a wide range of technical tools and security policies in effort to reduce their probability of becoming victims of cybercrime. Nevertheless, due to the relative scarcity of rigorous evidence regarding the effectiveness of security tools and policies in preventing and mitigating cybercrime incidents, the cybersecurity community is still in the dark regarding the centrality of different policies and tools to their organizations security posture. One of the underlying reasons behind the scarcity of empirical research in this area is the absence of universally accepted measurement metrics, that allow organizations with practical tools for assessing the effectiveness of security controls and policies. The goal of this workshop is to bring together cybersecurity practitioners, academics and, policy makers in effort to develop a list of cybersecurity matrices that could be used by the industry when developing assessments of cybersecurity interventions. The workshop organizers will work toward dissemination and publications of the list of agreed upon cybersecurity matrices in both academia and industry.
Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group
Dr. David Maimon, Director Center for Evidence Based Cybersecurity, Georgia State University
David Maimon is an Associate Professor in the department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ohio State University in 2009. Prior to joining Georgia State University ranks, David held a professor position in the University of Maryland. David’s research interests include theories of human behaviors, cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent crimes and experimental research methods. His current research focuses on computer hacking and the progression of system trespassing events, computer networks vulnerabilities to cyber attacks, and decision-making process in cyber space. He is also conducting research on intellectual property and cyber fraud.
Dr. Bill Sabol, Former Director of Bureau of Justice Statistics, Georgia State University
William J. Sabol is a Professor in Criminal Justice & Criminology in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. He joined the department in 2017 coming from Westat, an applied research firm where as a vice president he directed research on justice, child welfare, and aging population issues. Dr. Sabol was appointed director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Department of Justice, serving from 2014 to 2016 after holding senior leadership positions at BJS since 2007. His research focuses on sentencing policy, the effects of incarceration on communities, crime statistics, and evaluation design. He earned his Ph.D. in Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Pittsburgh (1988); was a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology (1986-87); and earned his bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies at the University of Pittsburgh (1979).
Dr. Benoit DuPont, Director of Smart Cybersecurity Network Université de Montréal
Dr. Benoît Dupont is professor of criminology at the Université de Montréal, where he holds the Canada research chair in Security and technology. He is also one of the co-founders and Scientific Director of the Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC), one of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE). SERENE-RISC brings together government (Public Safety Canada, CSIS, CSEC, DRDC, Industry Canada, OPP, SQ), industry (Bell, CGI, ESET, GoSecure, Symantec, etc.), non-profits and more than twenty academic partners in order to facilitate the mobilization and uptake of evidence-based cybersecurity knowledge. His own research interests focus on the governance of security and the use of networked initiatives to enhance offline and online safety, as well as the coevolution of crime and technology, and in particular the social organization of malicious hackers, as well as the international comparison and evaluation of effective and efficient cybersecurity policies.
Breakfast will be served and time will be allotted for networking.
Dr. David Maimon, Director of the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group, will speak to the attendees.
Dr. Bill Sabol, Former Director of Bureau of Justice Statistics, Georgia State University will speak to the attendees.
Dr. Benoit DuPont, Director of Smart Cybersecurity Network Université de Montréal will speak to the attendees.
Attendees will be divided into groups to discuss the following topics:
- Cybersecurity measures in the context of Fintech
- Cybersecurity measures in the context of government
- Cybersecurity measures in the context of Schools
- Cybersecurity measures in the context of Large and Mid size Business
- Cybersecurity measures in the context of Law Enforcement
- Cybersecurity measures in the context of Health Technology
Lunch will be provided to all workshop attendees.
Each group will present a summary of their discussions to the other attendees
Dr. David Maimon and the Evidence Based Cybersecurity Research Group will provide a closing address.