About Cybersecurity


Cybersecurity is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal which provides a forum for the dissemination of research related to all technical areas of cyber security. This includes information, computer and network security, cryptography, cyber–physical system security, digital forensics, etc., but the journal also includes interdisciplinary articles that cover privacy, ethical, legal, and economical aspects of cyber security. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their theoretical and experimental details in order that the results can be reproduced. Therefore, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. There are, in addition, further unique features of this journal:

  • manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcome;
  • electronic files or software regarding the supporting calculations and experimental procedures can be deposited as supplementary material;
  • we also accept manuscripts communicating to a broader audience with regard to cyber security research projects financed with public funds;
  • copies of source codes or executables, if available, can also be deposited.

Subject Areas

  • Computer security
  • Secure software design and development
  • Cryptography and associated topics
  • Encryption, cryptology and data protection
  • Information and network security
  • Security testbeds
  • Cyber security risk assessments, platforms and frameworks
  • Cyber security in the supply chain
  • Security economics
  • SCADA, sensor network, medical device security
  • Security and cyber-crime science
  • Hacking and Denial-of-Service attacks
  • Cyber warfare, cyber terrorism and state-sponsored attacks
  • Mobile security
  • Cloud security risk
  • Secure system usability
  • Social media cybersecurity
  • Cyber–physical system security
  • Intrusion detection and prevention system
  • Cyber security investigations and digital/analogue forensics
  • Privacy, ethical, legal, economical aspects of cyber security
  • Threats and defenses
  • Application security and operational security
  • Distributed attacks and defense
  • Voting security
  • Cybersecurity of warfighting systems
  • Data privacy, trust and assurance
  • Cybersecurity education
  • Data breaches and response
  • Cybersecurity entrepreneurship
  • Security of open systems
  • Cryptocurrency

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Cybersecurity 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.

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Cybersecurity 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:

© 2018 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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