Department of Criminal Justice
Gladfelter Hall, 5th floor
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122
Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA, May 2012
Thesis Title: Cybercrimes against the Electricity Sector: Exploring Hacker and Industry Perceptions
M.A. Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA, May 2010
M.A. Criminology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, June 2008
Thesis Title: Cybercrimes@Gambling_Sites.com
B.A. (Hons.) Criminology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 2006
Thesis Title: Hack-Attack! Cyberextortion and Internet Gambling: A Study of Criminal Techniques in a Virtual World
B.Sc. Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2002
Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
Environmental Criminology and Offender Decision-Making
Terrorism, Security, and Social Control
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Surveillance, Regulation, and Society
Corporate Crime and Organized Crime
Surveillance and Regulation
Publications, Papers & Talks
Rege, A. (forthcoming). Adversarial Decision-Making in Power Grid Cyberattacks. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DGJHSEM).
Finckenauer, J. & Rege, A. (forthcoming). Criminal Organizations and Harms Assessment: An Extended Research Note, Grigol Robakidze University Academic Digest. Law. N2. Tbilisi 2013. ISSN 2298-0202
Rege, A. (forthcoming). 10v3.c0ns: A Criminological Investigation of Online Dating Crimes, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE eCrime Researchers Summit, September 17-18, 2013.
Rege, A. (2013). Factors Impacting Attacker Decision-Making in Power Grid Cyberattacks: Policy and Research Implications, in Butts, J. and Shenoi, S. (eds.) IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology-Critical Infrastructure Protection, Critical Infrastructure Protection VII. Springer.
Rege, A. (2012). Digital Information Warfare Trends in Eurasia. Security Journal, advanced online publication, September 3, 2012.
McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2010). Online crime and internet gambling. Journal of Gambling Issues. Issue 24, July 2010.
Rege, A. (2009). What’s Love Got to Do With It? Exploring Online Dating Scams and Identity Fraud. International Journal of Cybercriminology, 3 (2).
Rege-Patwardhan, A. (2009). Cybercrimes against critical infrastructures: a study of online criminal organization and techniques. Criminal Justice Studies, 22 (3).
McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2007). Cyber-Extortion at Online Gambling Sites: Criminal Organization and Legal Challenges. Gaming Law Review, 11 (6).
McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2009). Cyberextortion at Online Gambling Sites: Criminal Organization and Legal Challenges. In I. Carr, (Ed.), Computer Crime – International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology – Second Series. UK: Ashgate Publishing.
Rege, A. "An Investigation into the Illegal Mining Operations of India’s Sand Mafia", Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, forthcoming.
Beaye, W. & Rege, A. "(Cyber) Extortion: An Assessment of the Enforcement Complications in Cyber and Physical Space", Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, forthcoming.
Slater, K. & Rege, A. "The Role of Political Corruption in the Success of Organized Crime: Philadelphia as a Case Study", Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, forthcoming.
Rege, A. “The Human Element in Adversarial Cyberattack Kill Chains”, 9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ICCWS-2014, forthcoming.
Rege, A. (2013). “10v3.c0ns: A Criminological Investigation of Online Dating Crimes”, eCrime Research Summit 2013, San Francisco, Sep 16-19. Accepted, not presented.
Rege, A. (2013). “Developing Dynamic Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Measures”, The International Symposium on Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA), Philadelphia, June 17-19, 2013.
Rege, A. (2013). “Adversarial Decision Making in Critical Infrastructure Cyberattacks”. SOURCE Conference, Boston, April 16-18, 2013.
Rege, A. (2013). “Attacker Decision-Making in Power Grid Cyberattacks”, Seventh Annual IFIP Working Group 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection (ICCIP 2013), Washington DC, March 18-20, 2013.
Rege, A. “Bizarre E-Bazaars: Selling Credit Cards in Virtual Black Markets”, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, NY, March 13-17, 2012.
McMullan, J. & Rege, A. "An Integrated Theory for Crime in Cyberspace: Possibilities and Problems", Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, NY, March 13-17, 2012.
Rege, A. “Lights Out! Exploring Offender Rationality for Cyber-crimes Against the Electricity Sector”. American Society of Criminology, IL, November 14-17, 2012
Rege, A. “Digital Information Warfare Trends in Eurasia”. American Society of Criminology, CA, November 17-20, 2010.
Rege, A. “Love Bytes, Date Baits, and Cyber Sweethearts: A Study of Online Dating Crimes and Criminals”. American Society of Criminology, 2009 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 4-7, 2009.
McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2009). “Cybernomads, Dot.cons, and Criminal Assemblages”, Canadian Criminal Justice Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 2009.
McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2009). “Online Crime and Internet Gambling”, Canadian Alcohol and Gaming Regulators Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 2009.
McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2009). “Cheating and Cybercrime @ Gambling Sites.com”, Alberta Gaming Research Institute Conference on Internet Gambling, Banff, Alberta, March 26-28, 2009.
Rege, A. “Cyberattacks Against Critical Infrastructures: A Study of Online Criminal Techniques and Organization”. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2009 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, March 10-14, 2009.
Rege, A. “Cybercrime, Online Gambling, and the Problem of Governance”, Crime, Law and Regulation: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 18-19, 2007.
McMullan, J. & Rege, A. “Fear and Trembling on the Internet: Hacking and Cyber-Extortion at Online Gambling Sites”, Nova Scotia Responsible Gambling Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 2-3, 2006.
Rege, A. “The Adaptive Adversary: Investigating the Human Element in Power Grid Cyberattacks”. Florida International University, forthcoming.
Rege, A. (2012). "Offender Decision Making in Industrial Control Systems Cybercrime". Cyber Infrastructure Protection '12 (CIP '12), September 13-14, 2012.
Rege, A. (2008). “Cybercriminology: Moving Towards a Theory for Crime and Criminality in Cyberspace”. Rutgers Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity, September 24, 2008.
Teaching Assistant, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, Newark, NJ, USA
- Design & teach an undergraduate Organized Crime class
- Design & teach an undergraduate Cybercrime class
- Designed & taught undergraduate Organized Crime class
Research Assistant, Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation funded 'Commercial Advertising & Adolescent Gambling Project', Halifax, NS, Canada
January-July 2007, March 2008
- Created database registry for research documents
Teaching Assistant, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada
- Teaching assistant for undergraduate sociology courses
Programmer/Researcher, Campus Security, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada
September 2005 – September 2006
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) project for the Patrick Power Library
- Created a Parking Tickets Database for the new SMU parking enforcement facilities
Programmer, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Cole Harbour, NS, Canada (volunteer)
January 2005 - May 2006
-Designed and implemented a database for the RCMP Senior’s Safety Program, which is currently operational in the Cole Harbour, Tantallon, and Sackville regions
Software Engineer, Canadian Securities Registration Systems, Burnaby, BC, Canada
November 2002 – March 2004
- Worked on the encryption software to protect confidential company and customer records
- Implemented functionalities that aided problem solving during deadlocks
Programmer, ARTS ISIT, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 2002 – November 2002
- Designed, developed, and integrated the CTConnect (campus-wide system) self-registration application
- Created Quality Assurance documents for testers at IT Services
Programmer, Educational Technology Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Created a medical case simulator that mimicked a ‘doctor-patient consultation’ scenario for medical students
- Offered technical support to faculty and students in the development of educational resources and learning aids
-Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2011-2012, $20,000
- Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2008-2012, $20,000/yr
- Presidential Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2008-2010, $30,000/yr
- Master's Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2007-2008, $17,500
- Graduate Award, Saint Mary's University, 2007-2008, $2,000
- Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Fellowship, Saint Mary's University, 2006-2007, $6,000
- Graduate Award, Saint Mary's University, 2006-2007, $6,000
- Undergraduate Academic Achievement Scholarship, Saint Mary's University, 2005-2006, $2,000
Department Website Maintenance
The European Review of Organised Crime
International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology
Anti-phishing Working Group 2013 e-Crime Conference Technical Program Committee Member
American Society of Criminology, Sub-Area Chair for the section, Global/Transnational Crime and Justice, 2014
(October 31, 2012). Interviewed by WKYC-TV 3, Cleveland, Ohio, on Cyberattacks against the Power Grid
American Society of Criminology
The Infrastructure Security Partnership