David Maimon

Cyber Criminologist

David Maimon is an Associate Professor in the department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ohio State University in 2009. David’s research interests include cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent crimes and experimental research methods. In 2015 he was awarded the “2015 Young Scholar Award” from the “White-Collar Crime Research Consortium of the National White-Collar Crime Center” for his cybercrime research. His current research focuses on computer hacking and the progression of system trespassing events, online deception and fraud, computer networks vulnerabilities to cyber attacks (see www.cybernudge.com), smartphone users vulnerabilities to cybercrime (see www.pocket-security.org), and decision-making process in cyber space. He is also conducting research on the ransomware economy, intellectual property and the digital divide.