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:

Results obtained by students from this course in previous years

To give an idea of what students of this course can achieve, please check out the two papers below.

Organisation

Language: The class is taught in English.
Lecturers:
Prof Dr Pieter Hartel, Prof Dr Marianne Junger, Dr Jordy Gosselt
Teaching assistant(s): Lena Brandl, Max Nab, and Janina Roppelt.
Time and venue: usually Wednesdays 13:45-15:30 in Twente room Carré 3F and in Delft room HB01 Chip
The Course starts in February and ends in June.

Book a clinic

Attending at least one clinic with the whole team is mandatory. We organise the clinics for your benefit, so that you can get personal advise on your projects. If you need help with your proposal, questionnaires, statistical analysis, writing according to the APA guidelines, or anything else, do not hesitate to sign up for more than one clinic. If you have a question and ask it at the last minute via email, you may not get an answer in time and even if you do, it may not be a very detailed answer.

Skype clinic for TU Delft students

TU Delft students, please sign up for the Skype clinics of your choice below.

Doodle for Mon 19 Feb
Doodle for Mon 5 Mar
Doodle for Mon 19 Mar
Doodle for Mon 30 Apr
Doodle for Mon 28 May

F2F clinic for Twente students

Twente students, please sign up for the F2F clinics of your choice below.

Doodle for Tue 20 Feb
Doodle for Tue 6 Mar
Doodle for Tue 20 Mar
Doodle for Tue 1 May
Doodle for Tue 29 May

Ethical Committee

All students, including students from Twente, should prepare an application to the Human research Ethics Committee (HREC) of TU Delft. To begin the preparation, please visit the web site HREC , click on Application and download the Checklist.
This form is straight forward and for most projects this should be sufficient. However, if your research proposal contains deception, involves minors, a privacy invasive questionnaire, or other special aspects, it is required to fill out the full Application form, and potentially the Device report. You are not supposed to upload your application by yourself, this will be done by the lecturers.

Examination

Examination by course work only (i.e. no written examination):

Resit exam

Students who fail the course can resubmit a thoroughly revised paper + paper checklist by way of resit exam. The revision should take into account the comments provided in the written reviews, and the comments made during the mini-conference. The revised paper + paper checklist will be assessed by the lecturers. The deadline for submitting the revised paper + paper checklist is the start of the next edition of the course.

Marking

The final mark will be computed as follows:
mark = 0.7 × (paper + paper checklist) mark + 0.15 × pitch mark + 0.15 × poster mark [ + 0.5 training bonus ] [ - 0.5 no-clinic penalty] { - 0.5 late penalty } [ - 0.5 unfair review penalty].
The marks for the 6 components are determined as follows:
  1. The (paper + paper checklist) 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 no-clinic penalty is applied to teams who have never attended a clinic.
  6. The late penalty is applied each time a team hands work in after the deadline without prior approval.
  7. The unfair review penalty is applied when a student hands in one or more unfair peer reviews.
Creative technology students will receive a pass/fail judgment for the research proposal at the end of the first quarter and the numeric mark for all their work at the end of the second quarter.

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Social science research training

We offer social science research training in Delft and in 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.

Video of the lectures from Twente

The lectures delivered in Twente have been/will be recorded. The videos can be watched
on vimeo .

Contents

The contents of the course, the materials, and the deadlines 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 (2018) Topic and slides (PPTX) Read before the lecture Documents to be submitted Submission deadline
Wed 7 Feb Week 6 Vacation in Delft
Wed 14 Feb Introduction (Pieter) ,
Ethics (Pieter),
Social Science Research Basics (Jordy)
Research training 1 (Janina)
Chapters 1, 2, and 16 of [Bha2012] During the lecture:
(1) Please read the briefing for the training ( download PDF ) ;
(2) Complete, sign and hand in the informed consent form for the training ( download PDF ) ;

Please complete as soon as possible after the lecture:
(3) First questionnaire for the training ( access form ).
12:59 PM, Wed 14 Feb
Wed 21 Feb Social Science Research Methods (Jordy),
Sample Projects (Marianne),
Research training 2 (Janina)
Chapters 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10 of [Bha2012] Please email to the lecturer in plain text, and with your teammates in CC:
(4) The name of the team;
(5) The title of the project;
(6) The names of the team members;
(7) The crime/disorder that you wish to research and how;
(8) How you plan to recruit your subjects;
(9) Which authorities you need permission from;
(10) At least one appropriate scientific reference;

Please complete during the lecture:
(11) The second questionnaire for the training ( access form ).

12:59 PM, Wed 21 Feb
Wed 28 Feb Week 9 Vacation in Twente
Wed 7 Mar Data Collection (Jordy),
Crime Science (Marianne),
Research training 3 (Janina)
Chapter 7 of [Bha2012] Please complete during the lecture (instructions will be provided):
(12) Your individual review;

Please complete as soon as possible after the lecture:
(13) The third questionnaire for the training ( access form ).

12:59 PM, Wed 7 Mar
Tue 13 Mar Week 11 Student team presentations Delft Program
Attendance is mandatory
Please email to the lecturer, and with your teammates in CC, one PDF with:
(14) Draft Research proposal of max 1 A4 clearly stating the team name and the names of the team members
(15) individual completed PII form of each team member;
(16) Form(s) for the ethical committee with all questions answered

Please also email, and with your teammates in CC, one PDF with:
(17) At most 7 slides for a 7-minute pitch of the proposal.

7 AM, Tue 13 Mar
Wed 14 Mar Week 11 Student team presentations Twente Program
Attendance is mandatory
Wed 21 Mar Data Analysis (Jordy) Chapters 9, 10, 14 and 15 of [Bha2012]    
Tue 27 Mar Week 13 Student team presentations Delft Program
Attendance is mandatory
Please email to the lecturer, and with your teammates in CC, one PDF with:
(18) Second, revised research proposal of max 3 A4 clearly stating the team name and the names of the team members;
(19) Completed forms for the Ethical committee;
(20) Information Brochure and Informed consent form;

Please also email, and with your teammates in CC, one PDF with:
(21) At most 7 slides for a 7-minute pitch of the proposal;

7 AM, Tue 27 Mar
Wed 28 Mar Week 13 Student team presentations Twente Program
Attendance is mandatory
Wed 4 Apr Cryptomarkets (Pieter)   Please email to the lecturer with your teammates in CC one PDF with:
(22) Final Research proposal of max 3 A4 clearly stating the team name and the names of the team members;
(23) Final completed forms for the Ethical committee;
(24) Final information Brochure and Informed consent form.
7AM, Wed 4 Apr
Mon 7 May 13:45-15:30 Before the lecture study these slides How to write a paper in APA style? and watch this video [start at 10:32]   (+) Please bring 4 printed copies of your draft paper to the lecture for peer review  
Wed 23 May no lecture   (25) Please create an individual account on the Easychair conference website
(26) One team member please upload to the Easychair conference website of the CCS mini-conference the draft paper of the team, consisting of no more than 6 A4 pages (two-column, single spaced, 11pt font) in APA format, clearly stating the team name and the names of the team members.
(27) The draft paper checklist for the paper of your team appended to the PDF of the draft paper.
7AM, Wed 23 May
Wed 13 Jun no lecture, self study using these slides How to review a paper   Please upload to the Easychair conference website of the CCS mini-conference:
(28) The final paper of your team, consisting of no more than 6 A4 pages (two-column, single spaced, 11pt font) in APA format, clearly stating the team name and the names of the team members.
(29) The final paper checklist for the paper of your team appended to the PDF of the paper.
7AM, Wed 13 Jun
Wed 20 Jun Mini conference
Attendance is mandatory
  Please email to the lecturer, and with your teammates in CC:
(30) At most 7 slides for a 7-minute pitch of your paper;
Please email to the printing department:
(31) The poster on A1 format for your paper so that in can be printed in time for the mini-conference;

Please upload individually to the Easychair conference website of the CCS mini-conference:
(32) The two reviews that have been assigned to you.

7AM, Wed 20 Jun

Research proposal presentations in weeks 11 and 13

The research proposals in Twente and Delft are presented in three sessions as shown below. All students must be present during the entire session. Just before the presentation, the moderators will select the presenters of each team. Students who are not present forfeit their half bonus point from the social science training.

Week 11 and week 13 presentations in Delft on Tuesdays

The program for the initial and revised proposals by students in Delft is shown below.
Time Building 28, van Mourik Broekmanweg 6, room E0.420
Moderators Pieter & Janina
09:00 CyberAware
09:20 RoboReporters
09:40 WiFighters

Week 11 and week 13 presentations in Twente on Wednesdays

The program for the initial and revised proposals by students in Twente is shown below. There are two parallel sessions in different rooms.
Time Room UT/CR3F
Moderators Marianne, Lena, Janina, Pieter & Max
13:45 AIVD
14:05 GoldenEye
14:25 JMI
14:45 MT2
15:05 Smart

Mini conference in Twente

Time and venue: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 13:30-18:00 in
Spiegel 2. Students from Delft are expected to travel to Twente to attend the mini-conference. Unfortunately, we do not have fund to cover your travel expenses. Students who are not present forfeit their half bonus point from the social science training. Attendance to the mini-conference is open only to the students, the lecturers, and the student assistants of the course, to ensure that we can talk freely.

Call for papers and review form

Call for papers Word, and review form Word

Program Cyber-crime Science mini-conference

Please use these Google forms to evaluate the posters and the pitches:
(33)
Poster Evaluation form
(34) Pitch Evaluation form

Time Paper/TeamPrize
13:30-13:50 Welcome (mounting posters)
13:50-14:30 Pitch Session
13:50 #02/MT2  
14:00 #03/GoldenEye  
14:10 #04/JMI  
14:20 #05/RoboReporters  
14:30-15:30 Poster Session
15:30-16:20 Pitch Session
15:30 #06/CyberAware  
15:40 #07/Smart  
15:50 #08/AIVD  
16:00 #09/WiFighters  
16:10 #10/SpammyPuffs  
16:20-17:20 Poster Session
17:20-17:40 Wrap-up, feedback, prizes