Current Position (2012-present)
Department of Criminal Justice
Gladfelter Hall, 5th floor
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122
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Areas of Specialization
Publications, Papers & Talks
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
Areas of Specialization
Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
Advanced Persistent Threats and Critical Infrastructure Protection
War and Terrorism in the Digital Age
(International) Organized Crime
(International) Corporate Crime
Surveillance and Regulation
Publications, Papers & Talks
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Conference Paper Presentations
Rege, A. (2014). A Criminological Perspective on Power Grid Cyberattacks: Using Routine Activities Theory and Rational Choice Perspective to Explore Adversarial Decision-Making. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DGJHSEM) [Also to appear later in the Special Issue on Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare]. Impact Factor 0.566
Rege, A. (2013). 10v3.c0ns: A Criminological Investigation of Online Dating Crimes, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE eCrime Researchers Summit, September 17-18, 2013, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP13ECR-POD, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1159-2
Finckenauer, J. & Rege, A. (2013). Criminal Organizations and Harms Assessment: A Research Proposal, Grigol Robakidze University Academic Digest. Law. N2. Tbilisi 2013. ISSN 2298-0202
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. Impact factor 0.341
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.
Conference Paper Presentations
Rege, A., Ferrese, F., Biswas, S. & Bai, L. (forthcoming), "Adversary Dynamics and Smart Grid Security: A Multiagent System Approach", Idaho National Laboratory's 2014 Resilience Week, CO, August 19-21, 2014.
Rege, A. "Adversarial Decision-Making in Intrusion Chain and STIX Frameworks", Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group Spring 2014 Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, June 3-5, 2014.
Rege, A. "Not Biting the Dust: Assessing the Properties and Success of India’s Sand Mafia", MAFIAs: Realities and Representations of Organized Crime, CUNY John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's conference, New York, April 25-26, 2014.
Beaye, W. & Rege, A. "(Cyber) Extortion: An Assessment of the Enforcement Complications in Both Cyber and Physical Space", MAFIAs: Realities and Representations of Organized Crime, CUNY John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's conference, New York, April 25-26, 2014.
Slater, K. & Rege, A. "At the Nexus of Politics and Organized Crime: Examining Corruption in Philadelphia", MAFIAs: Realities and Representations of Organized Crime, CUNY John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's conference, New York, April 25-26, 2014.
Koehnlein, J., Slater, K. & Rege, A. "The Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Epidemic: A Comparative Analysis of Pennsylvania Media Representations and Nationwide Data", Substance Abuse in the 21st Century: Showcasing Temple University Research, PA, April 23, 2014.
Rege, A. "The Human Element in Adversarial Cyberattack Kill Chains”, 9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ICCWS-2014, Purdue University, West Lafayette, March 24-25, 2014.
Rege, A. "An Investigation into the Illegal Mining Operations of India’s Sand Mafia", Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, PA, February 18-22, 2014.
Beaye, W. & Rege, A. "(Cyber) Extortion: An Assessment of the Enforcement Complications in Cyber and Physical Space", Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, PA, February 18-22, 2014.
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, PA, February 18-22, 2014.
Rege, A. (2013). "Hackers Wanted: Creating an Interactive Cyberattack Playbook", BSides Delaware 2013, November 8-9, 2013.
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. "Cyberwar and National Security". Lessons from the Edge: Strategies of Cyber-Security, Fox School of Business, Temple University, March 10, 2014.
Rege, A. "The Adaptive Adversary: Investigating the Human Element in Power Grid Cyberattacks". Florida International University, November 1, 2013.
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
- 2014-15 Temple University's Teaching and Learning Center: Community-Based Digital Storytelling Teaching Circle, 2014-2015, $1,000
- Temple University Internationalization Grant, 2014, $4,000
- Temple University Summer Research Grant, 2014, $7,000
- 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
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ICCWS-2015, Program Committee Member
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
The International Symposium on Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA), Philadelphia, 2013, web designer and administrator
(October 31, 2012). Interviewed by WKYC-TV 3, Cleveland, Ohio, on Cyberattacks against the Power Grid
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American Society of Criminology
The Infrastructure Security Partnership