Federal Grant Will Allow BU MET Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity to Aid in Combatting Online Child Abuse

The US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded the Boston University Metropolitan College Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) program a grant of $437,500, dedicated to producing a new training program to support police investigations pertaining to online crimes against children, sex trafficking, cryptocurrency, and the dark web.

CIC Director Choi: Uber Hack Evidence of Need for Cyber-Vigilance, Training

Professor of the Practice Kyung-shick Choi, Metropolitan College’s director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity programs, was interviewed by BU Today to share his thoughts on the recent high-profile data breach of international rideshare company Uber. In the Q&A, Dr. Choi outlined the importance of applied learning, as offered by the programs at MET, in practicing […]

3rd Annual White Hat Conference Puts Combating Crypto Crimes in Focus

The third annual International White Hat Conference was held June 1–2, hosted once again by Boston University Metropolitan College and the Center for Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity. Bringing together stakeholders from government, the private sector, and academia, the events were emceed by one of the first-ever graduates of MET’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice […]

MET Cybercrime Expert Illustrates Investigative Acumen Ahead of Third Annual White Hat Cybersecurity Conference

A BU Today profile put the spotlight on MET’s director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) programs, Professor of the Practice Kyung-shick Choi, highlighting his unique expertise at training law enforcement on matters of crime pertaining to personal data, hacking, and cyber-theft ahead of next week’s third annual International White Hat Conference. As Choi illustrates […]

MET Cybercrime Investigation Chief Wins National Award for Contribution to Criminology Field

Dr. Kyung-shick Choi, director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, has won the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Cybercrime’s Outstanding Contribution Award. Nominated by peers from higher education institutions across the country, the award comes in recognition of Dr. Choi’s exceptional commitment to cybercrime investigation mentorship, his vital influence […]

Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Program Gets $430K Department of Justice Grant for Digital Evidence Education

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a new block of grant funding to the BU Metropolitan College Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) graduate program, dedicated to aligning the development and refinement of programs in computer forensics and digital evidence with the emerging and ongoing needs of law enforcement agencies. With Associate Dean for […]

Desire to Protect Vulnerable Youth Motivates Cybersecurity Student

Rossana De Gaspari, a student in MET’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice program, is featured as part of the Boston Globe’s “Aging Strong” series, which spotlights the achievements of those who continue to set ambitious, fulfilling goals as they get older. De Gaspari, a former school teacher who began to pursue her advanced education […]

MET Cybercrime Director Pens New Book on Statistics in Criminology

As director of MET’s Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) programs, Professor of the Practice Dr. Kyung-shick Choi is deeply ensconced in the manners in which human behavior and technology interact with criminal justice systems. Now, the cybercriminology expert has unlocked new means of quantifying those interactions. Dr. Choi’s new book, The Foundations of Statistics in […]

WCVB’s ‘Chronicle’ Calls Cybersecurity ‘The Future of Law Enforcement’

In March, WCVB-TV Channel 5’s “Chronicle” news team paid a visit to the classroom of BU Metropolitan College’s Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) Program Director Dr. Kyung-shick Choi as part of its investigation into the professional field of cybercrime prevention, investigation, and cybersecurity. The long-running, Boston-produced newsmagazine show dubbed cybersecurity “the future of law enforcement” […]

MET Cybersecurity Authority: TikTok Breach “A Big Surprise”

Dr. Kyung-shick Choi has dedicated his career to grappling with the rising scourge of digital criminality and malfeasance. The Cyber-Routine Activities Theory the Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity director developed over a decade ago has since become a predominant theory on cybercrime and computer crime victimization. With research that’s made a global impact, his expertise is […]