Marcus K. Rogers


 Marcus K. Rogers Ph.D.


Professor/Assistant Dean for Cybersecurity Initiatives 


KNOY 223 

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M.A. Psychology from the University of Manitoba, B.A. Psychology/Criminology from the University of Manitoba, Ph.D. Forensic/Experimental Psychology from the University of Manitoba. 

Research Areas

Psychological Profiling, Applied Cyber-forensics, Cyber-terrorism 

Key Areas

Risk Management, Policies, Laws Security Awareness, Education, Training Incident Detection, Response, Investigation  

Notable Experience

Principal Researcher, Information Assurance & Security. Internet Innovation Centre, Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba. SANS, Development and authoring of the Social Engineering component of the SANS Core Essentials Information Security training certification course. Ph.D. Thesis: A Social Learning Theory and Moral Disengagement Analysis of Criminal Computer Behavior: An Exploratory Study. ISC2, Development and authoring of the Forensics-Incident Response component of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional review course. Consultant, several international banks (confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements in effect) E-commerce and Network Security. Consultant, BC Justice Institute and BC Institute of Technology Forensic Sciences Program. M.A. Thesis: Understanding Police Burnout: A Salutogenic Approach. Board Member, AGASSIZ Institute for Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba. Honors Thesis: Accuracy of Eyewitness Testimony. 

Notable Awards

2014 - Visiting McDevitt Endowed Chair in Computer Science, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY

2013 - American Academy of Forensics Sciences Digital and Multimedia Sciences Outstanding Case Study Award

2012 - American Academy of Forensics Sciences Digital and Multimedia Sciences Outstanding Research Award

2012 - Pillar of CERIAS

2012 - Fellow - American Academy of Forensic Sciences

2009 - CERIAS Fellow - (Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security)

2009 - Paul H. Chapman Medal - Foundation for Improvement of Justice

2008 - University Faculty Scholar

2007 - Community Support: Lafayette Police Department

2006 - Outstanding Non-Tenured Faculty Award

2005 - Outstanding Non-Tenured Faculty Award

2004 - Best Speaker West Coast Security Conference

2003 - Industry and Technology Canada, Education and Internet Innovators Award-Manitoba

2002 - Industry and Technology Canada, Education and Internet Innovators Award-Manitoba.

2001 - West Coast Security Conference 2001- Best Presenter 

Notable Affiliations

American Psychological Association, Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence, High Tech Crime Network, Canadian Criminal Justice Association, Canadian Psychological Association, American Psychology-Law Society, Information Systems Audit and Control Association-Board Member, Certified Information Systems Security Professional. 


•Rogers, M. Carrier, B. (2004). Incident response and evidence management. In Tipton Krause (Eds). Handbook of Information Security Management. New York: Auerbach

•Rogers, M., Sherizan, S. (2004). Law investigation and ethics. In Berti Hansche (Eds). CISSP Study Guide (pp. 700-764). New York: Auerbach.

•Rogers, M. (2003). Law investigation and ethics. In Tipton Berti (Eds). 2003 CBK review course. Dunedin: SMT.

•Rogers, M. (2003). Computer forensics: Science or fad. Security Wire Digest, Vol 5. No. 55, July 24.

•Rogers, M. (2003). Understanding deviant computer behavior: A moral development and personality trait approach. Canadian Psychological Association Abstracts, Summer 2003.

•Rogers, M. (2003). The role of criminal profiling in computer forensic investigations. Computers & Security, 22, 4

•Rogers, M (2003). The nature of computer crime: A social-psychology examination. In Turrini (Ed.). Understanding Computer Crime, New York: Auerbach.

•Rogers, M. (2003). The psychology of cyber-terrorism. In Silke Merari (Eds.). Terrorists, Victims and Society: Psychological. Perspectives on Terrorism and Its Consequences (pp. 75-92). London: Wiley and Sons.

•Rogers, M., Berti, J. (2001). Social engineering: The forgotten risk. In Tipton Krause. (Eds.). Information Security Management. Handbook, 4th Edition, Volume 3 (pp. 51-63). New York: Auerbach.

•Rogers, M. (2001). The psychology of computer crime: The usefulness of traditional theories. Submitted for publication. NSA

•Rogers, M. (2000). The need for a balanced approach to security. CIPS Newsletter, Winnipeg Manitoba, December.

•Rogers, M. (2000). Fight back against electronic attackers. Retail Advisor, Summer Edition. Deloitte and Touche.

•Rogers, M. (2000). The need for information security in todays wired world. CIPS Newsletter, Edmonton Alberta, March.

•Rogers, M. (2000). The need for information security in todays wired world (re-print). CIPS Newsletter, Winnipeg Manitoba, June.

•Rogers, M. (2000). Modern day robin hood or moral disengagement: Understanding the justification for illegal computer activity. Available:

•Rogers, M. (1999). The psychology of hackers: The need for a new taxonomy. Available:

•Rogers, M. (1999). Organized computer crime and more sophisticated security controls: Which came first the chicken or the egg? Available:

Conference Presentations:
•Rogers, M. (2002). A social learning theory and moral disengagement analysis of criminal computer behavior: An exploratory study. Poster Presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC, May 2002.

•Rogers, M. (2002). Profiling computer criminals & malicious code writers? Paper Presented at the ASIS Cybercrime 2002 Summit, Arlington, VA, February 2000.

•Rogers, M. (2001). Social engineering; The forgotten risk. Paper Presented at the West Coast Security Conference 2001, Vancouver, BC, November 2001.

•Rogers, M. (2000). The psychology of hacker: The criminal insider. Paper Presented at the SANS Institute, Monterey, California, June 2000.

•Rogers, M. (2000). The future of information security/assurance. Paper Presented at the ISACA Conference, Winnipeg, May 2000.

•Rogers, M. (1999). Psychological profiling of hackers. Paper Presented at the Computer Security Institute (CSI) NetSec 99 Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, June 1999.

•Rogers, M. (1999). The psychology of hackers: A new taxonomy. Paper Presented at the RSA World Security Conference, San Jose, California, Feb 1999.

•Rogers, M. (1998) The psychology of hackers. Paper Presented ISSA Conference, Sacramento, California, October 1998.


Dr. Rogers is a Professor, Assistant Dean for Cybersecurity Initiatives, Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and Fellow - Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). Dr. Rogers is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Digital Forensics Security & Law (JDFSL), and a member of the Board of Directors of the AAFS. His research interests include applied cyber forensics, psychological digital crime scene analysis, and cyber terrorism. Dr. Rogers is a frequent speaker at international and national conferences, and guest lectures at various universities throughout the world. 

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