About Cryptography


Cybersecurity is an international, open access journal which provides a forum for the dissemination of research related to all areas of cybersecurity. This includes, broadly, computer security, cyber–physical system security, network security as well articles related to data trust and assurance, and ethical and policy considerations of related security topics. There is no restriction on the length of the papers, allowing researchers to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. For empirical studies, full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Additional features of this journal: manuscripts regarding topically-relevant research proposals and well-developed research plans can be provided together with electronic files or software which can be deposited as supplementary material (including source code and executables); manuscripts designed to communicate results of research financed by public funds to a broader audience are also welcome.


This journal seeks to provide a forum for the dissemination of cybersecurity-relevant work. This includes studies related to data and/or system protection, attack detection and response, and techniques for attacking. All research projects, particularly those dealing with attacks, should be conducted in an ethically responsible manner, in accordance with best practices. Case studies (from industry or academia) discussing the results of a third-party attack, the defense against it and related topics are particularly sought. Industry notes, relating to newly discovered attacks, vulnerabilities and defense techniques, which fully explore the relevant topic are also of interest. Topic areas include:

  • Computer security
  • Network security
  • Security of cyber–physical systems
  • Distributed attacks and defense
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Cryptography and cryptographic systems
  • Cyber-warfare
  • Cybersecurity of warfighting systems
  • Data trust and assurance
  • Cybersecurity education
  • Data breaches
  • Cybersecurity entrepreneurship
  • Security of open systems
  • Internet of Things and portable device security
  • SCADA security
  • Insider threats
  • Sensor network security
  • Data privacy
  • Cyber forensics
  • Differential privacy
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Medical device security
  • Voting security
  • Security testbeds
  • Social media cybersecurity topics
  • Usability
  • Cybersecurity governance, law and policy

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Cryptography is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Cryptography will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2017 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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