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A/Prof. Lennon Chang

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor, Cyber Risk and Policy

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Info Technology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 2010

Contact

lennon.chang@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73567

Biography

Dr Lennon Yao-Chung Chang is Associate Professor, Cyber Risk and Policy, in the Centre for Cyber Resilience and Trust and School of IT at Deakin University. He is the President of the Australasian Taiwan Studies Association, a charitable, non-profit organisation which he founded in 2020. He his also Chairperson of Doublethink Lab, a CSO investigating disinformation and information operations in order to safeguard democracy globally. He is the Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society which he co-founded in 2012. He is also the founder and Director of Cyberbaykin: Myanmar Cyber Security Awareness campaign. He has been appointed as Ambassador for the Cyber Security Capacity Maturity Model for Nations by the Victorian Government-funded Oceania Cyber Security Centre in 2020.

He was awarded his PhD in Law by the Australian National University in November 2010. He holds a Master’s in criminology and a Bachelor in Law degrees from National Taipei University, Taiwan. He was a recipient of the Chinese Correction Association Award (2002), Ministry of National Defence Award (Taiwan, 2005), Endeavour Asia Award (Australia, 2007), ANU Miscellaneous Scholarship (2008-2010), ANU Alumni Prize (Australia, 2013) and the Dean’s Award of Research Enterprise (2020). He was identified as an Australia-China Emerging Leader (2009), a Global Emerging Voices Fellow (2013), Australia-China Youth Dialogue Fellow (2013), and an Emerging Southern Criminology Scholar (2017). He is a visitor with the ANU Cyber Observatory and is a fellow with the Global Network Initiative (US), Doublethink Lab (TW), Monash Eleos Justice Centre (AU), International Cybercrime Research Centre at Simon Fraser University (CA), and the International Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Cybercrime (US).


Before joining Deakin, he was a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University where he was Deputy Education Director of the School, Major Convenor of the Criminology Program and the founder and coordinator of the Monash Cybercrime Hub. He was an Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong (2011-2015). From 2005 to 2007, he worked as a legal researcher and project manager at the Science and Technology Law Centre, Institute for Information Industry, which is recognized as one of the most important think-tanks in Taiwan in legal responses to new technology.


Dr Chang is interested in researching crime and governance of cyberspace – cyber law, cybercrime, public-private collaboration, and co-production of cyber security. He is particularly interested in the regulation and governance of cyberspace in the Asia-Pacific region. His book Cybercrime in the Greater China Region: Regulatory Responses and Crime Prevention (Edward Elgar, 2012) is about the nature and range of responses to cybercrime between China and Taiwan.


His research is highly topical and he has been invited by the governments of Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Korea, Myanmar and Hong Kong to discuss his research findings with senior national security, foreign policy and policing staff. Dr Chang’s professional interest in cyber security continues and he is currently researching internet vigilantism in Asia. He is also working with governments and NGOs in ASEAN countries on research and training programs to build cyber security capacity and cyber security awareness.

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Biography summary

Dr Lennon Chang is Associate Professor, Cyber Risk and Policy, in the Centre for Cyber Resilience and Trust and School of Information Technology, at Deakin University. His research interests focus on the intersection of law and technology, cybercrime and cyber security, co-production of cyber security, disinformation campaign and foreign interference, especially in the Indo-Pacific region. He is also working with governments and NGOs in ASEAN countries on research and training programs to build cyber security capacity and cyber security awareness.

Research interests

  • Human factor of cyber security
  • Cyber Policy
  • Critical Infrastrature Protection
  • Disinformation and Misinfromation
  • Cybercrime

Affiliations

  • President
    Australasian Taiwan Studies Association
  • Chairperson
    Doublethink Lab
  • Vice-Chair
    Asia-Pacific Association of Technology and Society
  • Member
    Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group, Asia Pacific Region Internet Governance Forum
  • Member
    Global Initiative Network
  • Member
    Eleos Justice, Monash University
  • Visitor
    China Studies, Monash University

Teaching interests

  • Technology, Crime and Society
  • Human factor of Cyber Security
  • Policing Cyberspace
  • Transnational crime
  • Asian Criminology

Units taught

  • SIT374/SIT764
    Team Project (A): Project Management and Practices (Capstone Unit)
  • SIT306/SIT709
    IT Placements and Industry Experience

Knowledge areas

  • Governance of cyberspace
  • Regulatory pluralism
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Cyber capacity building
  • Disinformation/misinformation
  • ASEAN
  • Taiwan and China.

Awards

  • 2023 Taiwan's Top Ten Outstanding Overseas Young Person
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Dean's Award, Research Enterprise (Monash University)
  • New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Publications

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2022

Blending Culture, Religion, and the Yellow Ribbon Program: Rehabilitation in Fiji

John Whitehead, Lennon Chang

(2022), pp. 145-159, Palgrave handbook of global rehabilitation in criminal justice, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

What the Hack: Reconsidering Responses to Hacking

Lennon Chang, John Whitehead

(2022), Vol. 17, pp. 113-126, Asian Journal of Criminology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Examining Sexual Crime Severity in China: A General-Specific Model on Sex Offending Against Adults

You Zhou, Boyang Xu, Ivan Sun, Yan Zhang, Lennon Chang

(2022), Vol. 34, pp. 830-856, Sexual Abuse, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Researching crime and deviance in Southeast Asia: Challenges and ethics when using online data

Lennon Chang, Souvik Mukherjee

(2021), pp. 419-433, Researching Cybercrimes: Methodologies, Ethics, and Critical Approaches, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

We Are All Victims: Questionable Content and Collective Victimisation in the Digital Age

L Chang, S Mukherjee, N Coppel

(2021), Vol. 16, pp. 37-50, Asian Journal of Criminology, C1-1

journal article
2020

Legislative Frameworks Against Cybercrime: The Budapest Convention and Asia

Lennon Chang

(2020), pp. 1-17, The Palgrave Handbook of International Cybercrime and Cyberdeviance, B1-1

book chapter

Legislative frameworks against cybercrime: The Budapest convention and Asia

L Chang

(2020), pp. 327-343, The Palgrave Handbook of International Cybercrime and Cyberdeviance, Berlin, Germany, B1-1

book chapter

Building cyber security awareness in a developing country: Lessons from Myanmar

Lennon Chang, Nicholas Coppel

(2020), Vol. 97, pp. 1-10, Computers and Security, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Taking Justice Into Their Own Hands: Predictors of Netilantism Among Cyber Citizens in Hong Kong

L Chang, J Zhu

(2020), Vol. 11, pp. 1-8, Frontiers in Psychology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article
2019

Criminological perspectives on cybercrime: Risk, routine activity, and cybercrime

L Chang

(2019), pp. 327-343, Research Handbook on Transnational Crime, 34, B1-1

book chapter
2018

Internet vigilantism: Co-production of security and compliance in the digital age

L Chang

(2018), pp. 147-160, Criminal Justice and Regulation Revisited: Essays in Honour of Peter Grabosky, B1-1

book chapter

Peter Grabosky: At the interface of criminal justice and regulation

R Brewer, L Chang

(2018), pp. 3-16, Criminal Justice and Regulation Revisited: Essays in Honour of Peter Grabosky, B1-1

book chapter

The challenges facing specialist police cyber-crime units: an empirical analysis

D Harkin, C Whelan, L Chang

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 519-536, Police Practice and Research, C1

journal article

Characteristics of cybercrimes: evidence from Chinese judgment documents

T Cai, L Du, Y Xin, L Chang

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 582-595, Police Practice and Research: an international journal, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Citizen co-production of cyber security: Self-help, vigilantes, and cybercrime

L Chang, L Zhong, P Grabosky

(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 101-114, Regulation and Governance, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Criminal justice and regulation revisited: Essays in honour of Peter Grabosky

L Chang, R Brewer

(2018), pp. 1-200, Criminal Justice and Regulation Revisited: Essays in Honour of Peter Grabosky, A7-1

edited book
2017

The governance of cyberspace

Lennon Chang, Peter Grabosky

(2017), pp. 533-551, Regulatory theory : foundations and applications, Canberra, A.C.T., B1-1

book chapter

Cybercrime and Cyber Security in ASEAN

Lennon Chang

(2017), pp. 133-148, Comparative Criminology in Asia, Cham, Switzerland, B1-1

book chapter

Reflecting on Comparison: A View from Asia

Jianhong Liu, Max Travers, Lennon Chang

(2017), pp. 185-201, Comparative Criminology in Asia, Berlin, Germany, B1-1

book chapter

Internet Vigilantism: Attitudes and Experiences of University Students Toward Cyber Crowdsourcing in Hong Kong

Lennon Chang, Ryan Poon

(2017), Vol. 61, pp. 1912-1932, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Comparative Criminology in Asia

Lennon Chang

(2017), Berlin, Germany, A7-1

edited book
2016

Cultural Variation

Susyan Jou, Bill Hebenton, Lennon Chang

(2016), pp. 345-364, The Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime, Oxford, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Choosing to be a defender or an outsider in a school bullying incident: Determining factors and the defending process

L Chen, L Chang, Y Cheng

(2016), Vol. 37, pp. 289-302, School Psychology International, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2015

An Introduction to Cyber Crowdsourcing (Human Flesh Search) in the Greater China Region

Lennon Chang, Andy Leung

(2015), pp. 240-252, Cybercrime Risks and Responses, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter
2014

Cybercrime and Establishing a Secure Cyberworld

Lennon Chang, Peter Grabosky

(2014), pp. 321-339, The Handbook of Security, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Formal and informal modalities for policing cybercrime across the Taiwan Strait

Lennon Chang

(2014), pp. 132-147, Policing Cybercrime : Networked and Social Media Technologies and the Challenges for Policing, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Public trust in the police in Taiwan: A test of instrumental and expressive models

I Sun, S Jou, C Hou, Y Chang

(2014), Vol. 47, pp. 123-140, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, C1-1

journal article
2013

Cybercrime in Asia: Trends and challenges

R Broadhurst, L Chang

(2013), pp. 49-63, Handbook of Asian Criminology, New York, N.Y., B1-1

book chapter

Evaluating Restorative Justice Programs in Taiwan

H Huang, L Chang

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 287-307, Asian Journal of Criminology, C1-1

journal article

Formal and informal modalities for policing cybercrime across the Taiwan Strait

L Chang

(2013), Vol. 23, pp. 540-555, Policing and Society, C1-1

journal article
2012

Cybercrime in the Greater China Region : regulatory responses and crime prevention across the Taiwan Strait

L Chang

(2012), pp. 1-258, Cybercrime in the Greater China Region: Regulatory Responses and Crime Prevention Across the Taiwan Strait, Cheltenham, Eng., A1-1

book

Combating cybercrime across the Taiwan Strait: Investigation and prosecution issues

Y Chang

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 5-14, Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, C1-1

journal article

Responsive regulation and the reporting of information security incidents-taiwan and china

L Chang

(2012), Vol. 48, pp. 85-119, Issues and Studies, [Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China], C1-1

journal article
2011

The prevalence of botnets in Taiwan and China

Y Chang, G Urbas

(2011), 2011 Defense Science Research Conference and Expo, DSR 2011, E1-1

conference
2010

Developing public safety and crime indicators in Taiwan

B Hebenton, S Jou, Y Chang

(2010), Vol. 5, pp. 45-67, Asian Journal of Criminology, C1-1

journal article

An introduction to restorative justice practices in Taiwan

Y Chang, H Huang

(2010), Vol. 8, pp. 37-47, British Journal of Community Justice, Manchester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
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Youth Justice in China

Susyan Jou, Lennon Chang, Bill Hebenton

(), Oxford Handbooks Online: Criminology and Criminal Justice, B1-1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Funding Sources

Socrates: Software Security with a focus on critical technologies.

A/Prof Lei Pan, Dr Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss, Dr Zubair Baig, Prof Jemal Abawajy, Prof Shiri Krebs, Dr Jayson Lamchek, Dr Shamsul Huda, Dr Muna Al-Hawawreh, Dr Naeem Syed, Dr Jack Li, Dr Ye Zhu, Dr Frank Jiang, A/Prof William Yeoh, Prof Chang-Tsun Li, A/Prof Lennon Chang, Prof Patrick Emerton, Dr Hourieh Khalajzadeh, Dr Van-Hau Trieu, Dr Yanjun Zhang, Dr Leo Zhang

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2024: $60,488
  • 2023: $120,976

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report