The Psychology of Hackers & Virus Writers
Marc Rogers - Purdue University
Sep 10, 2003
AbstractWith 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 SpeakerMarc Rogers received his PhD in Forensic psychology from the University of
Manitoba in 2001. He is a former Police Detective who specialized in
The views, opinions and assumptions expressed in these videos are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of CERIAS or Purdue University. All content included in these videos, are the property of Purdue University, the presenter and/or the presenter’s organization, and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The collection, arrangement and assembly of all content in these videos and on the hosting website exclusive property of Purdue University. You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any other way exploit any part of copyrighted material without permission from CERIAS, Purdue University.