We all have questions, but who are the people with the answers for Cybersecurity. In this series we sat down with academics and experts to ask them about how they got started, what they are researching now, their lessons for us and the future.
Our series “Cybersecurity Answers” continues with David Maimon from Georgia State University. In this third episode, David explains to us why cybersecurity is a human problem, not a technical one.
David Maimon is an Associate Professor in the department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University and the Director of the Evidence Based Cybersecurity Research Group. He has secondary appointment with the Computer Science department at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ohio State University in 2009. David’s research interests include theories of human behaviors, cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent crimes and experimental research methods. In 2015 he was awarded the “Young Scholar Award” from the “White-Collar Crime Research Consortium of the National White-Collar Crime Center” for his cybercrime research. He is also the recipient of the “Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Faculty Mentor Award” (from the University of Maryland), and the “Best Publication award in Mental Health” (from the American Sociological Association). His current research focuses on computer hacking and the progression of system trespassing events, computer networks vulnerabilities to cyber attacks, and decision-making process in cyber space. He is also conducting research on intellectual property, darknet markets and cyber fraud.