Bryan Monk

Bryan Monk is a Master’s student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. His primary research interests include: social network analysis, cybercrime, geocoding IP addresses, Dark Web, cryptocurrencies, and cryptography. For his MA thesis, Bryan will be examining how crimes persist on the Dark Web. Specifically, he will be applying a social network perspective to assess the nature of Dark Web and how people use it to commit crime. His thesis is being supervised by Dr. Richard Frank.

Bryan also works on the technical component of the projects at the ICCRC, working closely with Dr. Frank on the data extraction process. He also modifies the web-crawler and applies a range of technologies to the data.

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Relevant Publications:

Monk, B., Mitchell, J., Frank, R., & Davies, G. (2018). Uncovering Tor: An Examination of the Network Structure. Security and Communication Networks.

Zulkarnine, A., Frank, R., Monk, B., Mitchell, J., & Davies, G. (2016). Surfacing Collaborated Networks in Dark Web to Find Illicit and Criminal Content. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI).

Frank, R., Macdonald, M., & Monk, B. (2016). Location, Location, Location: Mapping Potential Canadian Targets in Online Hacker Discussion Forums. In Proceedings of the 2016 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC).

Frank, R., Macdonald, M., & Monk, B. (2015). Identifying Potential Canadian Targets in Online Hacker Forums. Ottawa: Public Safety Canada.

Monk, B., Allsup, R., & Frank, R. (2015). LECENing Places to Hide: Geo-Mapping Child Exploitation Material. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI).
*Nominated for Best Paper at the 2015 ISI conference

Allsup, R., Thomas, E., Monk, B., Frank, R., & Bouchard, B. (2015). Networking in Child Exploitation: Assessing Disruption Strategies Using Registrant Information. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM).

Macdonald, M., Frank, R., Mei, J., & Monk, B. (2015). Identifying Digital Threats in a Hacker Web Forum. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics (FOSINT).
*Won Best Paper at the 2015 FOSINT conference