Cyber-crime Science (201100022)

The Cyber-crime Science course is primarily intended for students of the 4TU Cyber Security Master Specialisation but it is also suitable for other students (Master or Bachelor) from any discipline with an interest in Cyber Security and crime. Third year Bachelor students Creative Technology are particularly welcome.

Credits: 5EC

Aim

To place Cyber Security in the broader context of:

Learning outcomes

The student will acquire:

Organisation

Language: The class is taught in English.

Lecturers: Prof Dr Pieter Hartel, Prof Dr Marianne Junger, Susanne Barth

Teaching assistant(s) in Twente: Nils Hatger, Max Nab, Janina Roppelt

Teaching assistant(s) in Delft: Rhythima Shinde

Time and venue: usually Wednesdays 13:45-15:30 in Twente room Carré 3F and in Delft room HB01 Chip

Book a clinic

via Skype on Mon 27 Feb Skype Doodle
via Skype on Mon 6 Mar Skype Doodle
via Skype on Mon 27 Mar Skype Doodle

F2F in Twente on Tue 28 Feb F2F Doodle
F2F in Twente on Tue 7 Mar F2F Doodle
F2F in Twente on Tue 28 Mar F2F Doodle

Ethical Committee

Every team must complete a checklist for the ethical permissibility of research and every team member must sign a statement on the use of personally identifiable information (PII). Here is the document with both forms MS Word.

An example of a research proposal and the associated ethical form may be found here PDF, and a checklist for research proposals can be found here PDF.
Please complete the form, and print, sign, and scan the PII page, and mail both the completed form and the scans to the lecturers.

Further information about the Ethical Committe in Twente may be found in the protocol of the Ethics Committee .

Delft

All information of the TU Delft committee can be found here HREC .

The checklist is straight forward and for most of the teams this is sufficient. However, if your research proposal contains deception, minors, privacy invasive questionnaires, etc., then it is required to fill out the full form.

Examination

Examination by course work only (i.e. no written examination): The Course starts in feburary and ends in June. Creative technology students will recieve a pass/fail judgment for the research proposal at the end of the first quarter and a numeric mark for all their work at the end of the second quarter.

Marking

The final mark will be computed as follows: 0.7 × paper mark + 0.15 × pitch mark + 0.15 × poster mark [ + 0.5 training bonus ] [ - 0.5 late penalty ] [ - 0.5 unfair review penalty].
The marks for the 6 components are awarded as follows:
  1. The paper mark is determined by the peer reviews, moderated by the lecturers.
  2. The pitch mark is determined by the audience votes at the mini conference, moderated by the lecturers.
  3. The poster mark is determined by the audience votes at the mini conference, moderated by the lecturers.
  4. The training bonus is awarded to students who take part in the social science training organised during the first few weeks of the course.
  5. The late penalty is applied when a team fails to hand in a satisfactory Final research proposal at the first opportunity.
  6. The unfair review penalty is applied when a student hands in one or more unfair peer reviews.
  7. Work that must be peer reviewed (i.e. Draft proposal, Second proposal, Final paper, Slides and Poster) and that is handed in late will not be marked.

Download

Download this web page, all slides, citations and forms
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Social science research training

We offer social science research training at both TU Delft and U Twente. Students who follow the training will earn 0.5 bonus point towards to their final mark. The training is presented at the first lecture.

Students will need a smart phone (preferably running Android) to participate in the training.

Research proposal presentations in weeks 11 and 13

The research proposal presentations in Twente are done in parallel sessions as shown below. All students must be present during the entire session. The presenters of each team will be selected by the moderators just before the presentation. In Delft each team has a separate meeting where all team members have to be present.
Students who are not present forfeit their half bonus point from the social science training.

Contents

The contents of the course and the materials can be found in the table below. The references on the slides are colour coded as follows:
  1. Orange boxes: highly recommended reading
  2. Green boxes: additional reading
  3. White boxes: background material, read this only if you are going to refer to the material
Date (2017) Topic and slides (PPTX) Literature Youtube Clip Documents to be submitted Submission deadlines
Wed 8 Feb Week 6 Vacation in Delft
Wed 15 Feb Introduction (Pieter) ,
Ethics (Pieter),
Social Science Research Basics (Susanne)
[Har12, Kum09],
[Bai12],
[Chapter 1, 2 of Bha2012]
Indonesian Hacker Informed consent form & First questionnaire for the training (click here) End of the lecture
Wed 22 Feb Week 8 Vacation in Twente
Wed 1 Mar Social Science Research Methods (Susanne),
Sample Projects (Marianne)
[Chapter 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10 of Bha2012],
[see slides]
What is your password Team and topic (1/2 A4 via email),
Second questionnaire for the training (click here)
End of the lecture
Wed 8 Mar Data Collection (Susanne),
Crime Science (Mariannne)
[Chapter 7 of Bha2012, see slides],
[Cla08, Cla09]
Reliability vs vlidity, Jill Dando Institute Review & Third questionnaire for the training (click here) Before the lecture
Mon 13 Mar Week 11 Student team presentations
Time TUD HB13.100
Moderators Pieter & Rhythima
09:00 Observers
09:20 Sickurity
09:40 Spammy Puffs
    Students in Delft: Draft Research proposal (1 A4) & 5 slides & PII form & Form for the ethical committee (all via email)
7AM
Wed 15 Mar Week 11 Student team presentations
Time UT/CR3F & TUD/Chip UT/CR3244
Moderators Pieter & Susanne Marianne & Nils & Janina
13:50 Cygenii Password Hijackers
14:10 FANTA Sbritiolati
14:30 break break
14:40 JEK Secret Squad
15:00 Zero Day  
    Students in Twente: Draft Research proposal (1 A4) & 5 slides & PII form & Form for the ethical committee (all via email)
7AM
Wed 22 Mar Data Analysis (Susanne) [Chapters 9, 10, 14 and 15 of Bha2012]    
Mon 27 Mar Week 13 Student team presentations
Time TUD HB11.120
Moderators Pieter & Rhythima
09:00 Observers
09:20 Sickurity
09:40 Spammy Puffs
    Students in Delft: Second Research proposal (Max 3 A4) & 5 slides & Forms for the Ethical committee, Brochure etc (all via email)
7AM
Wed 29 Mar Week 13 Student team presentations
Time UT/CR3F & TUD/Chip UT/Zi 2042
Moderators Pieter & Susanne Marianne & Max & Janina
13:50 Cygenii Password Hijackers
14:10 FANTA Sbritiolati
14:30 break break
14:40 JEK Secret Squad
15:00 Zero Day  
    Students in Twente: Second Research proposal (Max 3 A4) & 5 slides & Forms for the Ethical committee, Brochure etc (all via email)
7AM
Wed 5 Apr Cryptomarkets (Pieter) [Soska2015] Ross Ulbricht,
Blake Bethall
Final Research proposal (3 A4) & Form for the Ethical committee (all via email)
7AM
Tue 23 May How to write a paper in APA style? (Wendy Tollenaar) [APA09], Sample_APA_Paper, Sample APA_References   Draft Paper (6 A4, online)
7AM
Wed 14 Jun no lecture, self study using these slides How to review a paper [Ros07]   Final Paper (6 A4, online)
7AM
Wed 21 Jun Mini conference BBC News   Review (2 A4) & Slides & Poster (all via email)
7AM

Mini conference

Time and venue: Wednesday 21 June 2016, 13:30-17:30 in
Waaier 2.
Students from Delft are expected to travel to Twente to attend the mini-conference.

Call for papers and review form

Call for papers Word, and review form Word

Program Cyber-crime Science mini-conference

You can help to evaluate the posters and the pitches: Poster Evaluation form and Pitch Evaluation form

Time PaperPrize
13:45-13:50 Welcome
13:50-14:50 Pitch Session
13:50 #00 TBA  
14:00 #00 TBA  
14:10 #00 TBA  
14:20 #00 TBA  
14:30 #00 TBA  
14:40 #00 TBA  
14:50-15:40 Poster Session
15:40-16:40 Pitch Session
15:40 #00 TBA  
15:50 #00 TBA  
16:00 #00 TBA  
16:10 #00 TBA  
16:20 #00 TBA  
16:30 #00 TBA  
16:40-17:30 Poster Session
17:30-17:40 Wrapup, feedback, prizes