PAssistant Professor
528 Gladfelter Hall


Cybercrime and cyberwar, (International) organized crime, (International) corporate crime, Intersections of organized/corporate/cyber crime, Media and crime


Aunshul Rege is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple. She has a B.Sc.(2002) in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, and worked for two years as a software engineer. She also holds a B.A. (hons.) (2006) and M.A. (2008) in Criminology from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed her M.A. (2010) and Ph.D. (2012) in Criminal Justice from the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.

She has been researching cybercrimes from a Criminological perspective for over eight years. Her primary area of research is cybercrimes against critical infrastructures (power, water, transportation, etc), and she addresses the organizational dynamics of cybercriminals and their modus operandi, offender decision-making and decision trees, the anatomy of cyber-attacks, the ‘hybridity’ (cyber-physical relationships) of crime, and trend analyses. Other areas of interest include: (i) War and Terrorism in the Digital Age, (ii) (International) Organized Crime, (iii) (International) Corporate Crime, (iv) Intersections of Cyber/Organized/Corporate Crimes, and (v) Media and Crime. She actively works with Temple’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department researching cyber attacks against power grids.

Selected Publications

  • Rege, A., Parker, E., Singer, B. & Masceri, N. (2017). A Qualitative Exploration of Adversarial Adaptability, Group Dynamics, and Cyber Intrusion Chains. Journal of Information Warfare 16(3): 1-16.
  • Rege, A. & Lavogrna, A. (2017). Organization, operations, and success of environmental organized crime in Italy and India: a comparative analysis. European Journal of Criminology 14(2): 160-182.
  • Rege, A., Obradovic, Z., Asadi, N., Parker, E., Masceri, N., Singer, B. & Pandit, R. (2017). “Using a Real-Time Cybersecurity Exercise Case Study to Understand Temporal Characteristics of Cyberattacks”. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS).
  • Rege, A., Singer, B., Masceri, N. & Heath, Q. (2017). Measuring Cyber Intrusion Chains, Adaptive Adversarial Behavior, and Group Dynamics.  Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security.
  • Rege, A. (2016). Not Biting the Dust: Using a Tri-Partite Model of Organized Crime to Examine India’s Sand Mafia. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 40(2): 101-121.
  • Rege, A. (2016). Incorporating the Human Element in Anticipatory and Dynamic Cyber Defense. Proceedings of the The 4th International Conference on Cybercrime and Computer Forensics (ICCCF). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • McJunkin, T. R., Rieger, C. G., Rege, A., Biswas, S. K., Haney, M., Santora, M. J., Johnson, B. K., Boring, R. L., Naidu, D. S., & Gardner, J. F. (2016), Multidisciplinary Game-based Approach for Generating Student Enthusiasm for Addressing Critical Infrastructure Challenges Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25763
  • Rege, A. (2015). Multidisciplinary Experiential Learning for Holistic Cybersecurity Education, Research and Evaluation. Proceedings of the 2015 USENIX Summit on Gaming, Games, and Gamification in Security Education. (3GSE 15).
  • Rege, A. (2014). A Criminological Perspective on Power Grid Cyberattacks: Using Routine Activities Theory and Rational Choice Perspective to Explore Adversarial Decision-Making. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (JHSEM) 11(4): 463-487.
  • Rege, A. (2014). Digital Information Warfare Trends in Eurasia. Security Journal 27(2): 374-398.
  • Rege, A., Ferrese, F., Biswas, S., & Bai, L. (2014). Adversary dynamics and smart grid security: A multiagent system approach. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). pp. 1-7.
  • Rege, A. (2013). 10v3.c0ns [love.cons]: A Criminological Investigation of Online Dating Crimes. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE eCrime Researchers Summit. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). pp. 123-131.
  • McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2010). Online crime and internet gambling. Journal of Gambling Issues. Issue 24: 54-85.

Courses Taught

  • Organized Crime (CJ 3402)
  • Computer Crime (CJ 4007)
  • Nature of Crime (CJ 2401)