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Dr. George Burruss and Grad student Cassandra Dodge present at 5th Annual MSU Interdisciplinary Conference on Cybercrime

Dr. George Burruss and Cassanda Dodge were invited speakers for the The 5th Annual MSU Interdisciplinary Conference on Cybercrime on April 19th.




Cassandra Dodge
A New Profile of Cybercrime: An Application of Statistical Profiling on Computer-Related Crime

Abstract: This research creates a new criminal profile for computer-related crime by establishing the link among certain offender traits and crime features. Utilizing NIBRS data from 2007 to 2014, a sample of 9,233 computer-related crimes were analyzed using latent class analysis (LCA) to identify underlying groups within the offender and offense characteristics.
Bio: Cassandra Dodge, M.S., is a doctoral student from the University of South Florida with a research focus on cybercrime and technology. She also completed a graduate certificate in Digital Forensics from USF in December of 2017.



George Burruss
Mirror Mirror: The Promise of Shared Data for Understanding Cybercrime

Abstract: While networked computing devices generate vast amounts of data, the sharing of breach and attack data with academics is rare. The reasons are understandable — such data are often classified, proprietary, or confidential. But until information about victimization and cyberthreats are provided to academics and among cybersecurity professionals, our understanding of the causes and correlates of cybercrime will remain limited. This presentation will consider how social scientists might analyze such data and what it could tell us about the nature of cybercrime. The implications for cybersecurity policy are discussed.
Bio: George W. Burruss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida and the Florida Center for Cybersecurity. His main research interests focus on criminal justice organizations, cybercrime, and white-collar crime. He received his doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Missouri St. Louis. His research has been published in Crime & Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Social Science Computer Review.
For more information: Michigan State University Interdisciplinary Conference on Cybercrime