David Maimon, a CCJS professor and an expert in online criminal behavior, and Jonathan Katz, director of MC2, will lead a National Science Foundation-funded study on the physical and social factors that can influence users’ online behavior and their potential vulnerability to cybercrime. These factors can include location, time of day, number of network users, a neighborhood’s socio-economic characteristics, and whether the network is secure or not.
The research is funded by a $215,000 EAGER grant (link is external) from the National Science Foundation. EAGER awards support exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches.
For more information about this NSF award, click Maryland Cybersecurity Center News Story.