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Tuesday, October 20 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Developing a Critical Infrastructure Ransomware Dataset From the Ground Up

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This talk presents the efforts of a team of criminologists to develop a critical infrastructure ransomware dataset. It addresses how we created (and are maintaining) this dataset using responsible data science practices for data collection, rehashing collected data into meaningful variables, and developing code books for variables to promote transparency and trustworthiness. We also present challenges and limitations we experienced in generating this dataset, such as missing data, establishing consistency across varying levels and types of information, and using only publicly disclosed incidents. We also share the  different communities that have requested this dataset and their potential uses. Finally, we discuss feedback from the community that has impacted major revisions to this dataset and how further engagement might inform future iterations. We hope to demonstrate how this dataset is not only valuable as a free resource, but that it is also dynamic and evolving based on community engagement.
  • Understanding the relevance of using responsible data science principles to develop and maintain datasets.
  • Understanding reasonable expectations for datasets based on publicly disclosed incidents.
  • Demonstrating the need for academic-industry-government dialog and partnerships.

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Aunshul Rege

Associate Professor, Temple University.
Aunshul Rege is an Associate Professor with the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University. Her National Science Foundation sponsored research and education projects examine the human element of cybercrimes, focusing on behavior, decision-making, adaptation, and group dynamics... Read More →
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Rachel Bleiman

PhD Student, Temple University
Rachel Bleiman is a first-year PhD student studying Criminal Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked as a graduate research assistant on a National Science Foundation grant for over a year, during which she has researched cybersecurity issues, such as adversarial... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT