1st International Workshop on Cybersecurity and Social Sciences (CySSS)

May 30, 2022; Nagasaki, Japan (Hybrid)

co-located with ACM ASIACCS 2022

Program | Keynote Speaker | #Call for Papers | Important Dates | Submission Guidelines | Program Committee | Contact Information

Tentative Program

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Loretta Stalans, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology; Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

Title: Social and Emotional Context of Fraud Scams in Cyberspace

Abstract: Most research on internet-frauds has focused on victims’ cognitive and personality vulnerabilities and ignored that scammers often have been victims of financial cyber-crimes. These victim-offenders expressed retaliation as a motive to offend and highlight the overlooked emotions and social learning contributing to cyber-scams. A broader understanding of the motives, emotions and knowledge of victim-offenders, solely offenders and solely victims might improve awareness campaigns and security training. In this talk, I use a life-course perspective of social learning to examine media and social sources, prior victimization, and knowledge and attitudes about relationships contribute to committing internet frauds. Data are drawn from two large self-report surveys of victimization and perpetration of a wide range of internet frauds. Deviant friends and family members, mentors, online discussions, and contacts in the dark web increase support for retaliation and provide praise for perpetrating internet-fraud. Those who attended victim support groups and have knowledge of dating app etiquette have more accurate knowledge about suspicious communications on dating apps. Beyond low self-control, psychopathy and committing frauds in the real world, those with higher rates of victimization more often perpetrated cyber-frauds. The life-course perspective suggests a broader view of the emotional and social context of offending might improve the content and focus of awareness campaigns and security training. These campaigns and training often ignore how scammers learn manipulative tactics from friends, family, media, and online sources. This focus also might enhance AI tools to detect and intercept fraudulent messages on dating and social media sites.

Bio: Loretta Stalans is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology with a dual appointment in Social Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from University of Illinois Chicago in 1990 with an area of expertise in the Psychology and Law field. She has published extensively in the areas of how people form attitudes particularly about sanctions, justice and deviant behaviors, and how people learn from others to support deviant behaviors, attitudes or beliefs. Her current research focuses on how the internet and social media facilitate the perpetration of and victimization from internet-related crimes, primarily phishing, identity theft, fraud, and sex trafficking. She recently edited a special issue on “How the Internet Facilitates Deviance” for Victims and Offenders (2016) and has published in many respected top-level journals such as Law and Human Behavior, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Deviant Behavior, Law and Society Review, Crime & Delinquency as well as co-authoring two books on public opinion about sanctions and crimes (Westview Press, 1997; Oxford University Press, 2003). Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, Ford Foundation, and the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

Call for Papers

This workshop will explore research at the intersection of cybersecurity and cybersecurity and social/behavioral sciences. Many cybersecurity papers need some psychology, social, behavioral, and human-centered aspect. Moreover many disciplines have research related to cybersecurity. This is an interdisciplinary workshop whose goal is to further advance the cybersecurity discipline. It is widely understood that other disciplines also contribute to this advancement. Although not restricted solely to the intersection of cybersecurity and social/behavioral sciences, it is expected that most research fall at that intersection. Other intersections, such as cybersecurity and law to name one, will also be considered.

Each paper should clearly indicate how it is connected to cybersecurity and to the social/behavioral sciences.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: January 12 January 24, 2022; 11:59 PM (AoE, UTC-12)

Acceptance notification: February 12 February 21, 2022; 11:59 PM (AoE, UTC-12)

Camera ready due: March 7April 3, 2022; 11:59 PM (AoE, UTC-12)

Workshop date: May 30, 2022

Submission Guidelines

Each paper should be at most 6 pages in ACM format, excluding bibliography and appendices. Submissions must be anonymous (double-blind review), and authors should refer to their previous work in the third-person. Submissions must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or conference with proceedings. Papers will be peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as part of the ACM digital library. Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. One author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper for it to be included in the proceedings.

Papers should be formatted using the ACM format. This format is required for the camera-ready version. Please follow the main ASIACCS formatting instructions (except with page limits as described above). In particular, we recommend using the sigconf template, which can be downloaded from https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cysss2022


Program Chairs

Eric Chan-Tin, Loyola University Chicago, USA

Shelia Kennison, Oklahoma State University, USA

Technical Program Committee

Tao Chen

Facebook, USA

Ashley Chung Fat Yim

Northwestern University, USA

Scott Debb

Norfolk State University, USA

Yanmin Gong

University of Texas – San Antonio, USA

Yuanxiong Guo

University of Texas – San Antonio, USA

Jinoh Kim

Texas A&M University – Commerce, USA

John Mcalaney

Bournemouth University, England

David Mohaisen

University of Central Florida, USA

Clemens Stachl

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Loretta Stalans

Loyola University Chicago, USA

Stephanie Tobin

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Eugene Vasserman

Kansas State University, USA

Contact Information

All questions about submissions should be emailed to the program chairs.