David Maimon, Georgia State University, USA


maimon-newDavid Maimon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ohio State University in 2009. David’s research interests include cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent crimes and experimental research methods. In 2015 he was awarded the “2015 Young Scholar Award” from the “White-Collar Crime Research Consortium of the National White-Collar Crime Center” for his cybercrime research. His current research focuses on computer hacking and the progression of system trespassing events, online deception and fraud, computer networks vulnerabilities to cyber attacks (see www.cybernudge.com), smartphone users vulnerabilities to cybercrime (see www.pocket-security.org), and decision-making process in cyber space. He is also conducting research on the ransomware economy, intellectual property and the digital divide.


Academic Appointments

2018 - present: Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University

2015 - 2018:  Associate Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland College Park

2015 - 2018:  Affiliate Faculty, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland College Park



Ph.D. 2009, Sociology, The Ohio State University 


Selected Publications

Testa, Alexander^, David Maimon, Bertrand Sobesto and Michel Cukier . 2017 . “Illegal Roaming and File Manipulation on Target Computers: Assessing the Effect of Sanction Threats on System Trespassers Online Behavior.” Criminology and Public Policy

Maimon David, ^Mariel Alper, Michel Cukeir and ^Bertrand Sobesto. 2014. “Restrictive Deterrent Effects of a Warning Banner in an Attacked Computer System.” Criminology   

Browning, Christopher R., Margo Gardner, David Maimon, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn. 2014  “Collective Efficacy and the Contingent Consequences of Exposure to Lethal Violence.” Developmental Psychology.

Maimon David and Christopher Browning. 2012. “Alcohol Sales, Collective Efficacy and Adolescent’s Alcohol Use:  Motivation Opportunity and Control in the Study of Alcohol Use.” Social Science Research      

Maimon, David and Danielle Kuhl. 2008. “Social Control and Youth Suicidality: Situating Durkheim’s Ideas in A Multilevel Framework.” American Sociological Review 73(6): 921-943.


Current Grants

  • Pocket Security - Smartphone Cybercrime in the Wild (PI), NSF,  $448,000
  • Prevention and Mitigation of Computer-Focused Crimes (PI),  HUJI CSRC,  $201, 948
  • EAGER: Determents of Public WiFi Users Online Behaviors (PI),  NSF, $215,002