Latest COVID-19 Information for Purdue University

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Ibrahim Baggili - Purdue University

"Extending anonymity research to high-tech white collar crimes and IT Insider threat: A critical step"

Dec 10, 2008

Download: Video Icon MP4 Video Size: 564.3MB  
Watch on Youtube Watch on YouTube

Abstract

Theories of deindividuation share common grounds, one of which is anonymity. For decades, it has been hypothesized that anonymity affects human behavior. With the rise of the popularity and development of personal computing, claims are made that individuals perceive themselves to be more anonymous in computer mediated environments. This perception may be a major factor contributing to the engagement of individuals in online antisocial behaviors and in cyber criminal activities like high-tech white collar crimes and Information Technology (IT) insider threat crimes. This talk presents an overview of the literature on anonymity and the deindividuation theory. A philosophical bind is then made between the various effects of anonymity, high-tech white collar crimes and IT insider threat crimes. These philosophical accounts may be used as a cornerstone for scientific research in the new cyber crime phenomenon.

About the Speaker

Ibrahim Baggili is a doctoral candidate and graduate lecturer at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in the department of Computer and Information Technology. His research interests include cyber forensics from a technical social and psychological perspectives and finding ways of improving the scientific validity of the field. His major current research initiative focuses on the effect of anonymity and integrity on cyber crime related activities. He can be reached at baggili@purdue.edu.

Unless otherwise noted, the security Fall and Spring seminar series is held on Wednesdays at 4:30P.M. STEW G52 (Suite 050B), West Lafayette Campus. More information...

Ways to Watch

YouTube

Watch Now!

Over 500 videos of our weekly seminar and symposia keynotes are available on our YouTube Channel. Also check out Spaf's YouTube Channel. Subscribe today!