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Dr. Kyung-Shick Choi

PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; MS, Boston University; BS, Northeastern University



Dr. Kyung-Shick Choi

Director of Cybercrime
Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC)

As the Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity (CIC) Program Coordinator at Boston University, Dr. Choi oversees the graduate programs in Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity (CIC).  In addition, Dr. Choi is the Director of the Center for Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity. His goal is to foster research and training in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity. 


Using an interdisciplinary approach, the Center encourages collaboration between criminology and other cybercrime-related disciplines for developing effective cybercrime prevention strategies and practices. The Center intends to promote conference sessions pertaining to cybercrime issues for researchers and practitioners of crossing disciplinary boundaries via a rigorous exchange of ideas and information.


Looking to the future, Dr. Choi is preparing for cybercrime training and cybercrime research-related workshops through the Center. As an international cyber-criminologist, Dr. Choi has been invited as a guest speaker and a cybercrime expert for various national and international conferences. The Korean Institute of Criminology, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), invited him to facilitate the UN’s Virtual Forum against Cybercrime as an instructor in 2009. Dr. Choi was further invited as a guest speaker to the 2015 International Symposium on Cybercrime Response (ISCR) in Seoul, South Korea.


Dr. Choi has also spoken at a 2017 Latin American law enforcement symposium as a keynote speaker to the AMERIPOL X Summit in Santiago, Chile, as well as the first International Symposium on Cybercriminology and Cybersecurity in Bogotá, Colombia in 2018. Dr. Choi was also invited by a State Representative as a cybercrime and cybersecurity expert to testify in support of a cybersecurity bill (No. H2814) for the Massachusetts Statehouse in 2017.


Dr. Choi currently facilitates the International Journal of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Intelligence as both the Editor-in-Chief and the founding editor. 


Dr. Choi also conducts his own academic research, focusing on the intersection of human behavior and technology and how criminal justice can respond effectively to the challenges of cybercrime. In 2008, he proposed the Cyber-Routine Activities Theory, which has become a predominant theory of computer crime victimization. His work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of the books Risk Factors in Computer Crime (2010), Cybercriminology and Digital Investigation (2015), and Cibercriminología.

 Guía para la investigación del cibercrimen y mejores prácticas en seguridad digital [Cybercriminology: Guide for cybercrime investigation and best practices in digital security] (2017). Dr. Choi is currently working on cybercrime and cybersecurity related international government projects.

Dr. Kyung-Shick Choi

PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; MS, Boston University; BS, Northeastern University



Dr. Kyung-Shick Choi

Director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC)

As the Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity (CIC) Program Coordinator at Boston University,
Dr. Choi oversees the graduate programs in Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity (CIC). 
In addition, Dr. Choi is the Director of the Center for Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity.
His goal is to foster research and training in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity. 

Using an interdisciplinary approach, the Center encourages collaboration between criminology and other
cybercrime-related disciplines for developing effective cybercrime prevention strategies and practices.
The Center intends to promote conference sessions pertaining to cybercrime issues for researchers and
practitioners of crossing disciplinary boundaries via a rigorous exchange of ideas and information.

Looking to the future, Dr. Choi is preparing for cybercrime training and cybercrime research-related workshops
through the Center. As an international cyber-criminologist, Dr. Choi has been invited as a guest speaker and
a cybercrime expert for various national and international conferences. The Korean Institute of Criminology,
in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), invited him to facilitate the UN’s

Virtual Forum against Cybercrime as an instructor in 2009. Dr. Choi was further invited as a guest speaker to the
2015 International Symposium on Cybercrime Response (ISCR) in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Choi has also spoken at a 2017 Latin American law enforcement symposium as a keynote speaker to the
AMERIPOL X Summit in Santiago, Chile, as well as the first International Symposium on Cybercriminology and

Cybersecurity in Bogotá, Colombia in 2018. Dr. Choi was also invited by a State Representative as a cybercrime and
cybersecurity expert to testify in support of a cybersecurity bill (No. H2814) for the Massachusetts Statehouse in 2017.

Dr. Choi currently facilitates the International Journal of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Intelligence
as both the Editor-in-Chief and the founding editor. 

Dr. Choi also conducts his own academic research, focusing on the intersection of human behavior and technology and
how criminal justice can respond effectively to the challenges of cybercrime. In 2008, he proposed the Cyber-Routine
Activities Theory, which has become a predominant theory of computer crime victimization. His work has appeared

in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of the books Risk Factors in Computer Crime (2010), Cybercriminology
and Digital Investigation (2015), and Cibercriminología. Guía para la investigación del cibercrimen y mejores prácticas
en seguridad digital [Cybercriminology: Guide for cybercrime investigation and best practices in digital security] (2017).
Dr. Choi is currently working on cybercrime and cybersecurity related international government projects.

Center for Cybercrime Investigation
and Cybersecurity

Director : Kyung-shick Choi
Main Office : 46 Warren Ave, Milton, MA 02186

Training Center : 30 JFK Street (3rd Floor), Cambridge, MA 02138

TEL :  617-358-2807  |  FAX : 617-358-3595
EMAIL : admin@centercicboston.org


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Center for Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity

Director : Kyung-shick Choi  |  Main Office : 46 Warren Ave, Milton, MA 02186
Training Center : 30 JFK Street (3rd Floor), Cambridge, MA 02138

TEL :  617-358-2807  |  FAX : 617-358-3595  |  EMAIL : admin@centercicboston.org


Copyright 2018 Center for CIC  | Resource Guide for Global Cybersecurity Research & Training | All Rights Reserved
Privacy at Center for CIC

CONTACT US

admin@centercicboston.org