MIS Faculty + Student Cybersecurity Publications

AZSecure students gain not only a practical education in information assurance, cybersecurity, and management information systems, but also fully participate in the research process. In addition, our SFS students’ independent studies and master's paper or thesis work are expected to result in a conference or journal publication. Our faculty also actively publish in the areas of cybersecurity and information assurance.  Below is a sampling of relevant publications.  See also the Cybersecurity Research and Education page on the website of the Artificial Intelligence Lab for additional background and information.

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2017 

Conference Papers and Presentations

Forthcoming in the Proceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Beijing, China, July 2017:

  • Emma McMahon, Ryan Williams, Malaka El, Sagar Samtani, Mark Patton and Hsinchun Chen, (2017). “Assessing Medical Device Vulnerabilities on the Internet of Things”
  • Ryan Williams, Emma McMahon, Sagar Samtani, Mark Patton and Hsinchun Chen, (2017). “Identifying Vulnerabilities of Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) Devices: A Scalable Approach”
  • John Grisham, Sagar Samtani, Mark Patton and Hsinchun Chen, (2017). “Identifying Mobile Malware and Key Threat Actors in Online Hacker Forums for Proactive Cyber Threat Intelligence”
  • Malaka El, Sagar Samtani, Hsinchun Chen, Mark Patton and Emma McMahone, (2017). “Benchmarking Vulnerability Scanners: An Experiment on SCADA Devices and Scientific Instruments”
  • Rodney Rohrmann, Vincent Ercolani, Mark Patton, (2017). “Large Scale Port Scanning Through Tor Using Parallel Nmap Scans to Scan Large Portions of the IPv4 Range”

Book Chapters

  • Benjamin, V., Samtani, S., and Chen, H. (2017). "Conducting Large-Scale Analyses of Underground Hacker Communities." Cybercrime through an Interdisciplinary Lens.  Holt, Thomas H..  Routledge.  New York, NY.  DOI: 10.4324/9781315618456

 

2016 

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • V. Ercolani, M. Patton, and H. Chen, “Shodan Visualized,” ISI 2016, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Tucson, Arizona, September 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2016.7745467
  • J. Grisham, C. Barreras, C. Afarin, M. Patton, and H. Chen, “Identifying Top Listers in Alphabay Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation,” ISI 2016, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Tucson, Arizona, September 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2016.7745477
  • R. Jicha, M. Patton, and H. Chen, “Identifying Devices across the IPv4 Address Space,” ISI 2016, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Tucson, Arizona, September 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2016.7745469
  • A. Jicha, M. Patton, and H. Chen, “SCADA Honeypots: An In-depth Analysis of Conpot,” ISI 2016, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Tucson, Arizona, September 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2016.7745468
  • R. Rohrmann, M. Patton, and H. Chen, “Anonymous Port Scanning Performing Network -Reconnaissance Through Tor,” ISI 2016, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Tucson, Arizona, September 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2016.7745475
  • S. Samtani, and H. Chen, “Using Social Network Analysis to Identify Key Hackers for Keylogging Tools in Hacker Forums,” ISI 2016, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Tucson, Arizona, September 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2016.7745500
  • S. Samtani, K. Chinn, C. Larson, and H. Chen, “AZSecure Hacker Assets Portal: Cyber Threat Intelligence and Malware Analysis,” ISI 2016, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Tucson, Arizona, September 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2016.7745437
  • S. Samtani, S. Yu, H. Zhu, M. Patton, and H. Chen, “Identifying SCADA Vulnerabilities Using Passive and Active Vulnerability Assessment Techniques,” ISI 2016, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Tucson, Arizona, September 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2016.7745438

 

2015

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • S. Samtani, R. Chinn, and H. Chen, “Exploring Hacker Assets in Underground Forums,” ISI 2015, Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2015.7165935
  • V. Benjamin, W. Li, T. Holt, and H. Chen. "Exploring Threats and Vulnerabilities in Hacker Web: Forums, IRC and Carding Shops". Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2015.7165944
  • V. Benjamin and H. Chen. "Developing Understanding of Hacker Language through the use of Lexical Semantics". Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2015.7165943

2014

Journal Articles

  • Danny Thebeau II; Benjamin Reidy; Ricardo Valerdi; Avinash Gudagi; Hemayamini Kurra; Youssif Al-Nashif; Salim Hariri; Frederick Sheldon. “Improving cyber resiliency of cloud application services by applying Software Behavior Encryption (SBE).” Procedia Computer Science, 2014; 28:62-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2014.03.009

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • A. Abbasi, W. Li, V. Benjamin, S. Hu, and H. Chen. "Descriptive Analytics: Examining Expert Hackers in Web Forums". Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Joint International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, JISIC 2014, The Hague, Netherlands, September 2014. DOI: 10.1109/JISIC.2014.18
  • V.A. Benjamin and H. Chen, "Time-to-event Modeling for Predicting Hacker Community Participant Trajectory," ISI 2014, Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, The Netherlands, September 2014. DOI: 10.1109/JISIC.2014.14
  • W. Li and H. Chen. "Identifying Top Sellers In Underground Economy Using Deep Learning-based Sentiment Analysis". Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Joint International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, JISIC 2014, The Hague, Netherlands, September 2014. DOI: 10.1109/JISIC.2014.19
  • M. Patton, E. Gross, R. Chinn, S. Forbis, L. Walker, and H. Chen, “Uninvited Connections: A Study of the Vulnerable Devices on the Internet of Things (IoT),” ISI 2014, Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, The Netherlands, September 2014. DOI: 10.1109/JISIC.2014.43

Related Publications

Journal Articles

  • A. Abbasi and H. Chen, “A Comparison of Fraud Cues and Classification Methods for Fake Escrow Website Detection,” Information Technology and Management, Volume 10, Number 2, Pages 83-101, 2009.
  • A. Abbasi and H. Chen, “A Comparison of Tools for Detecting Fake Websites,” IEEE Computer, Volume 42, Number 10, Pages 78-86, October 2009.
  • A. Abbasi and H. Chen, “CyberGate: A System and Design for Text Analysis of Computer Mediated Communications,” MIS Quarterly, Volume 32, Number 4, Pages 811-837, December 2008.
  • A. Abbasi and H. Chen, “Writeprints: A Stylometric Approach to Identify-Level Identification and Similarity Detection in Cyberspace,” ACM Transactions on Information Systems, Volume 26, Number 2, Pages 7:1-7:29, 2008.
  • A. Abbasi, H. Chen, and A. Salem, “Sentiment Analysis in Multiple Languages: Feature Selection for Opinion Classification in Web Forums,” ACM Transactions on Information Systems, Volume 26, Number 3, Pages 12:1-12:34, 2008.
  • A. Abbasi, H. Chen, S. Thoms, and T. J. Fu, “Affect Analysis of Web Forums and Blogs using Correlation Ensembles,” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Volume 20, Number 9, Pages 1168-1180, September 2008.
  • W. Chung, H. Chen, W. Chang, and S. Chou, “Fighting Cybercrime: A Review and the Taiwan Experience,” Decision Support Systems, special issue on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Volume 41, Number 3, Pages 669-682, March 2006.
  • T. J. Fu, A. Abbasi, and H. Chen, “A Focused Crawler for Dark Web Forums,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 61, Number 6, Pages 1213-1231, 2010.
  • S. Raghu and H. Chen, “Cyberinfrastructure for Homeland Security: Advances in Information Sharing, Data Mining, and Collaboration Systems,” Decision Support Systems, Volume 43, Number 4, Pages 1321-1323, 2007.

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • A. Abbasi and H. Chen, “Affect Intensity Analysis of Dark Web Forums,” Proceedings of 2007 IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2007, New Brunswick, NJ, May 2007T.
  • V. Benjamin and H. Chen, “Securing Cyberspace: Identifying Key Actors in Hacker Communities,” Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International  Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2012, Washington, DC, June 2012.
  • R. Chang, W. Chung and H. Chen, “An International Perspective on Fighting Cybercrime,” Proceedings of the 1st NSF/NIJ Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2003, Tucson, Arizona, June 2003, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 2665), Springer-Verlag.
  • H. Chen, “Cyber Terrorism in Web 2.0: An Exploratory Study of International Jihadist Groups,” Proceedings of 2008 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2008, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2008.
  • H. Chen, “Sentiment and Affect Analysis of Dark Web Forums: Measuring Radicalization on the Internet,” Proceedings of 2008 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2008, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2008.
  • H. Chen, M. Dacier, et al., (Eds.), Proceedings the ACM SIGKDD Workshop on CyberSecurity and Intelligence Informatics, Paris, France, June 2009.
  • T. Fu and H. Chen, “Analysis of Cyberactivism: A Case Study of Online Free Tibet Activities,” Proceedings of 2008 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2008, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2008.
  • T. Fu, A. Abbasi and H. Chen, “Interaction Coherence for Dark Web Forums,” Proceedings of 2007 IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2007, New Brunswick, NJ, May 2007.
  • C. Mielke and H. Chen, “Botnets, and the CyberCriminal Underground,” Proceedings of 2008 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2008, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2008.
  • R. Zheng, Y. Qin, Z. Huang, and H. Chen, “Authorship Analysis in Cybercrime Investigation,” Proceedings of the 1st NSF/NIJ Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2003, Tucson, Arizona, June 2003, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 2665), Springer-Verlag.
  • D. Zimbra and H. Chen, “Scalable Sentiment Classification across Multiple Dark Web Forums,” IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2012, Washington, DC, June 2012.

Books

  • H. Chen, “Intelligence and Security Informatics for International Security: Information Sharing and Data Mining,” Springer, 2006.
  • H. Chen, M. Dacier, et al., (Eds.), Proceedings the ACM SIGKDD Workshop on CyberSecurity and Intelligence Informatics, Paris, France, June 2009.
  • H. Chen, “Dark Web: Exploring and Mining the Dark Side of the Web,” Springer, 2012.