Maurice E. Dawson

Maurice Dawson is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Management within the School of Applied Technology at Illinois Institute of Technology. Additionally, he serves as Director and Distinguished Member of the IIT Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (C2SAFE) and responsible for working with the faculty who are members of this center. He has a Doctor of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Cyber Security from the Intelligent Systems Research Centre at London Metropolitan University. Additionally, he is the co-editor of Developing Next-Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention, and New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism, published by IGI Global in 2017, and 2015 respectively. Dawson has received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at South Ural State University in Russia in 2015 for Business Intelligence and more recently an award to the College of Computer & Information Science of Prince Sultan University in Saudi Arabia for cyber security for the period of 2017-2018.

Publications

An In-Depth Qualitative Interview: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Consent and Transparency
Sharon L. Burton, Darrell N. Burrell, Calvin Nobles, Yoshino W. White, Maurice E. Dawson, Kim L. Brown-Jackson, S Rachid Muller, Dustin I. Bessette. © 2024. 22 pages.
AI is impacting consent and transparency adversely. Although AI can potentially augment transparency in decision-making via advanced technology, it is creating new concerns. This...
Analysis of the Cybersecurity Threats in Botswana Using Publicly Available Data
Seth M. Sarefo, Maurice E. Dawson, Banyatsang Mphago. © 2024. 13 pages.
Online criminal and terrorist activities impact society at individual, organizational and national levels. This makes cybersecurity risk a society risk, one in which...
Harnessing the Power and Simplicity of Decision Trees to Detect IoT Malware
Marwan Omar, Rebet Jones, Darrell Norman Burrell, Maurice Dawson, Calvin Nobles, Derek Mohammed, Ali Kashif Bashir. © 2023. 15 pages.
Due to its simple installation and connectivity, the internet of things (IoT) is susceptible to malware attacks. As IoT devices have become more prevalent, they have become the...
The State of Cybersecurity Amidst Global Health Catastrophes: Analyzing Instances of Threats in the Cyber Realm During the Onset of COVID-19
Andreas Vassilakos, Maurice Dawson, Oteng Tabona, Thabiso Maupong. © 2023. 10 pages.
The effects of Coronavirus disease at a global level led the years 2020, 2021, and 2022. This global pandemic caused millions of organizations to shift to online workspaces to...
A Practical Exploration of Cybersecurity Faculty Development With Microteaching
Darrell Norman Burrell, Ashley Dattola, Maurice E. Dawson, Calvin Nobles. © 2022. 14 pages.
The growth and development of cybersecurity jobs and careers have created a need for new skilled faculty that can effectively teach the appropriate content to students at all...
East African Cybersecurity: Improving Microfinance Database in Ethiopia
Maurice Dawson, Damon L. Walker, Andreas Vassilakos, Harshini Chellasamy, Tenace Setor. © 2022. 14 pages.
ICT has become an essential factor in Ethiopia and other East African countries to transform their economies. Meanwhile, the agriculture sector is still the primary driver of...
Improving the Quality of “The Internet of Things” Instruction in Technology Management, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science
Darrell Norman Burrell, Ashley Courtney-Dattola, Sharon L. Burton, Calvin Nobles, Delores Springs, Maurice E. Dawson. © 2020. 12 pages.
Many universities require end of course evaluations for all courses taught as tool for academic accreditation purposes. The reality is that often many academic departments either...
A Practical Exploration of Cybersecurity Faculty Development With Microteaching
Darrell Norman Burrell, Ashley Dattola, Maurice E. Dawson, Calvin Nobles. © 2019. 13 pages.
The growth and development of cybersecurity jobs and careers have created a need for new skilled faculty that can effectively teach the appropriate content to students at all...