UMass Lowell won CISSE 2016 best student paper award!


We are excited to win the best student paper award at The Colloquium for Information Security Education (CISSE) 2016 on June 14, 2016. "For 20 years The Colloquium for Information Security Education has supported Cyber Security educators, researchers and practitioners in their efforts to improve curricula and foster discussion of emerging trends."

James Palmer, Brea Llorens, Sarah Kaufman, Christopher Gibbons, MdGayas Chowdhury, Cindy Chen, and Xinwen Fu, Modeling Cyber Crimes and Investigations for Digital Forensics Education, in Proceedings of the Colloquium for Information Security Education (CISSE), Philadelphia, PA, June 13-15, 2016

Paper title: Modeling Cyber Crimes and Investigations for Digital Forensics Education, pdf

Authors: James Palmer, Cornell University, Brea Llorens, DePauw University, Sarah Kaufman, Mesa Community College, Christopher Gibbons, MdGayas Chowdhury, Cindy Chen, and Xinwen Fu, UMass Lowell

Note: the first four authors are our REU site (HCISec 2015) students! MdGayas Chowdhury is Dr. Xinwen Fu's masters student, who presents the paper. This is truly a team effort from everyone.

Abstract: Current network forensics education lacks a systematic view of how real-world cybercrimes are committed and how real-world cases are investigated. In this paper, we fill these gaps. We explicitly define three basic crime strategies as computer assisted strategy, computer focused strategy and non-cyber strategy (traditional crime strategy) and model a real world cyber crime case as a sequence of crimes using these three basic crime strategies. We explicitly define two basic investigation strategies as computerized techniques and traditional operations. These models allow satisfactory explanation of a case that may involve a number of basic types of crimes and investigations. We have also built a real-world case database system for digital forensics education. Our preliminary survey confirms the usefulness of these models and case database system helping students understand cyber crimes and investigations.

MdGayas Chowdhur and Xinwen Fu
From left to right: Xinwen Fu, MdGayas Chowdhury.
Erich Spengler Student Cyber Paper Award
The Trophy: Erich Spengler Student Cyber Paper Award 2016

The left picture is taken at Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA.The river is Delaware River. It is said Adventure Aquarium across the river is great!

Christopher Gibbons
Christopher Gibbons
MdGayas Chowdhury
MdGayas Chowdhury