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Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

The Psychology of Hackers & Virus Writers

Marc Rogers - Purdue University

Sep 10, 2003

Abstract

With society's increasing dependence on technology, we are becoming more
vulnerable to individuals who can exploit this technology. The rise of the
Internet is as much a societal revolution as it is a technical one (Rogers,
2001). The realm of cyberspace competes with the "real world" for our
attention, time, and economic resources. This dependence, both societal and
technological, has not been lost on the criminal element of our society. In
the past few years, we have seen dramatic increases in criminal computer
behavior, and the accompanying monetary losses to businesses and private
citizens (Power, 2002). The RCMP has reported that computer crime is one of
the fastest growing criminal categories in Canada (RCMP, 2003).

About the Speaker

Marc Rogers received his PhD in Forensic psychology from the University of
Manitoba in 2001. He is a former Police Detective who specialized in
computer forensics

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