Chris Kayser is a published peer-reviewed cybercrime researcher. His areas of interest are in cybervictimization, cyberspace, and the human element of UoT who frequent the Internet, and their risks of becoming a cybervictim. He is recognized for his theory RESCAT (Required Elements for a Social Engineered Cyber Attack Theory) which he co-developed with Drs. Mastrorilli and Cadigan from Boston University, which was published in 2019 in Cyber Crime: A Peer-Reviewed Journal.
He is co-author of an accepted research article with Drs. Choi (Boston University), Lee (University of Massachusetts Lowell), and Doctoral candidate Shandler (University of Haifa), addressing how terrorist groups are utilizing cyberspace to conduct their terrorist activities.
Chris’ current research projects are focused on developing his RESCAT theory further and an additional project related to how generational differences affect UoT’s probability of being targeted and victimized by a cyberattack.
His work in the area of social engineering as it relates to cybercrime is well recognized as he continues his research. His book, Cybercrime through Social Engineering – The New Global Crisis, published in 2020, continues to receive accolades and top ratings from individuals, businesses, government agencies, and academia.