Q&A Criminology

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Q&A panel for the Criminology block.

Andreanne Bergeron Cybersecurity Researcher, GoSecure

Andréanne Bergeron has a Ph.D. in criminology from Montreal University and works as a cybersecurity researcher at GoSecure. Acting as the social scientist of the team, she is interested in online attackers’ behaviors. She is an experienced presenter with over 38 academic conferences and is now focusing on the infosec field. She has presented at BSides Montreal, NorthSec and Human Factor in Cybercrime.

Vicky Desjardins Cyber Threat Intelligence analyst and Doctoral candidate, Hitachi systems security and University of Montreal

I am an English lit major turned criminologist turned cyber threat intelligence analyst. I'm an eternal optimist that research can make the world a better and safer place for all so that is what I do. I get crazy ideas, turn them into research projects and figure out later if it's actually possible. Let's see if this one will work out.

David Décary-Hétu Associate Professor, Université de Montréal

Prof. David Décary-Hétu has a Ph.D. in criminology from the Université de Montréal (2013). He first started as a Senior Scientist at the School of Criminal Sciences of the Université de Lausanne before moving to his current position as an Associate Professor at the School of Criminology of the Université de Montréal. The main research interests of Prof. Décary-Hétu focus on the impacts of technology on crime. Through his innovative approach based on big and small data, as well as social network analysis, Prof. Décary-Hétu studies how offenders adopt and use technologies, and how that shapes the regulation of offenses, as well as how researchers can study offenders and offenses. Prof. Décary-Hétu is the Chair of the Darknet and Anonymity Research Centre (DARC) that was funded by the John R. Evans Leaders Funds from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. His team collects and studies data from all types of offenders who use anonymity technologies such as the darkweb, cryptocurrencies and encryption. Prof. Décary-Hétu has received funding from both public and private grantors operating at the local, provincial, federal and international level. He has published in leading academic journals and is invited regularly in the news media to comment on recent events. Prof. Décary-Hétu is involved in many partnerships and initiatives including Open Criminology, the revue Criminologie, the Division of Cybercrime of the American Society of Criminology and the Human-Centric Cybersecurity Partnership. Prof. Décary-Hétu has presented at CanSecWest, H.O.P.E., ThotCon and Hackfest, and is a co-organizer of the BSides Montreal conference.

Masarah Paquet-Clouston , Université de Montréal

Masarah Paquet-Clouston is a professor at Université of Montréal and a collaborator at the Stratosphere Laboratory. She holds a Ph.D. in criminology from Simon Fraser University and is specialized in the study of profit-driven crime enabled by technologies. In the past, she worked five years as a researcher at the private cybersecurity firm GoSecure. She presented the results of her research at various international conferences including NorthSec, Black Hat USA, DEF CON, CERT-EU, RSA, HackFest, and Virus Bulletin.