Recent alum presents at cybersecurity conferences

Computer science alum Hande Guven, A18, shares her expertise in threat intelligence at two cybersecurity conferences.
Hande Guven, A18.

Tufts prepares students to be leaders in their respective disciplines. Former computer science student Hande Guven, A18, provides valuable insights to industry experts through presentations at cybersecurity conferences. Guven and fellow threat intelligence analyst Kirill Boychenko presented at the 2023 RSA security conference on "Turning the Backpage: Combating Human Trafficking with Threat Intelligence. They introduced a data-driven proof-of-concept model that demonstrates how first responders can monitor sources of interest to generate valuable leads for initiating investigations, building cases, and assisting human trafficking survivors.

In May, Guven will present on "Current Trends in the Turkish-Language Dark Web" at the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) Disruption Conference. Her research focuses on the characteristics of and emerging threats from Turkish-language dark web communities, including ransomware and hacktivist operations.

“My time at Tufts was hugely influential in my decision to go into cybersecurity and threat intelligence, especially thanks to Ming Chow’s mentorship and multiple computer security-related classes I took with him,” shares Guven, reflecting on the impact Tufts had on her career path. “Tufts allowed me to craft a multidisciplinary curriculum for myself which enabled my interest in cybersecurity, and the intersection of international relations and technology.”

Guven is a threat intelligence analyst at Recorded Future, a global security intelligence company headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts. At Recorded Future, she is a member of the Advanced Cybercrimes and Engagements (ACE) Team and conducts research on cybercrime, hacktivism and dark web communities. Originally from Turkey, she currently lives in New York.

Learn more about Guven’s work about using threat intelligence to combat human trafficking. 


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