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Case Study of the Authur Pendragon Cyber Threat at The University of Alabama

Kate Seigfried-Spellar

Kate Seigfried-Spellar - Purdue University

Oct 28, 2015

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Abstract

This presentation is a detailed case study of the Authur Pendragon cyber
threat that occurred at The University of Alabama on September 21, 2014.
The Authur Pendragon threat instigated mass fear, social media
hyperactivity, and rumor mongering, all of which reached beyond The
University of Alabama campus. A timeline of the event, which includes
social media posts, official University responses, and mass media
coverage, are presented followed by an analysis of the case from a
socio-psychological and communications perspective using Social Attachment
Model and Theory of Proximity. Recommendations for managing University
cyber threats and rumor mongering are discussed.

About the Speaker

Dr. Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar is an Assistant Professor in the Department
of Computer and Information Technology (CIT) at Purdue University. Dr.
Seigfried-Spellar has multiple publications, book chapters, and conference
paper presentations, including international presentations in India,
Ireland, Russia, and South Korea on the who and why of cybercrime.
Specifically, Dr. Seigfried-Spellar studies the personality
characteristics and socio-legal factors associated with cyberdeviance,
such as Internet child pornography use, hacking, cyberbullying, trolling,
and cyber threats via social media. Dr. Seigfried-Spellar is a member of
the Digital and Multimedia Sciences section of the American Academy of
Forensic Sciences (AAFS), the IEEE Computer Society, International
Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), and the
American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Seigfried-Spellar also
serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Digital Forensics,
Security, and Law as well as the International Journal of Psychology and
Cyber Crime.

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