Special Issue "Cybersecurity in Information Systems and Technology"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Cristina Alcaraz
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Guest Editor
Computer Science Department, Universidad de Málaga, Malaga 29071, Spain
Interests: Critical infrastructure protection; security in Industry 4.0 and smart grids/microgrid; security in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital twins; prevention, detection and response to advanced and persistent attacks
Dr. Noemí de Castro García
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Guest Editor
Department of Mathematics, Universidad de León, León 24071, Spain
Interests: data science in cybersecurity; mathematical models; cybersecurity data and information quality; teaching and training in cybersecurity
Dr. Manuel A. Serrano
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Guest Editor
Alarcos Research Group, University of Castilla – La Mancha, Ciudad Real 13070, Spain
Interests: security by design; security patterns; information systems risk analysis and management; blockchain; quantum-based security
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Dr. David G. Rosado
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Guest Editor
GSyA Research Group, University of Castilla–La Mancha, Ciudad Real 13700, Spain
Interests: security patterns; security engineering; security in cloud computing and big data; secure information systems; security technology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Concepts such as cybersecurity and cyber defense are becoming increasingly common in a society dominated by digital technology. In an ever-changing world where digitalization reaches all areas, cybersecurity has become a major necessity, as it poses a major risk to the sustainability of companies and their assets. In societies where banking, government, energy, transport, transportation, hospitals, etc., are handled by digital technology, securing these services and having appropriate mechanisms is critical.

Therefore, the security of information systems has become one of the most important aspects to be taken into account in the last decade and, to a large extent, for complex organizations that are characterized by a considerable volume of geographically distributed systems connected by the Internet. This is because such companies are more exposed to a huge increase in attacks aimed at stealing information assets, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, at extracting the maximum economic benefit from them. There are numerous threats to the information systems of organizations, such as cyber-attacks by cyber-terrorists, hackers, etc., viruses that spread through the Internet, social engineering attacks (e.g., phishing, among others), and even inappropriate use of information assets by employees of the organizations themselves.

Proposals for this Special Issue on ''Cybersecurity in Information Systems and Technology'' are requested to represent an overview of the current status of this research field, and extended versions of the best papers of the Jornadas Nacionales de Investigación en Ciberseguridad (JNIC) LIVE cybersecurity conference (https://2021.jnic.es) are also invited to publish in this Special Issue. This Special Issue covers a variety of topics including, but not limited to, new standards, frameworks, methods, algorithms, solutions, and applications in the following areas:

  • Prevention, detection, and response;
  • Attack and Cybercrime Detection;
  • Security Event Monitoring;
  • Attacks and Vulnerabilities;
  • Forensic Analysis;
  • Cryptology, Cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain;
  • Mobile Device Security;
  • Cloud Computing Security;
  • IoT Security;
  • Industrial and Critical Infrastructure Security;
  • Dataset and Big Data Security;
  • Privacy and Access Control;
  • Information Systems and Software Security;
  • Risk Assessment and Security Management;
  • 5G Network Security;
  • Training and Educational Innovation

Dr. Cristina Alcaraz
Dr. Noemí de Castro García
Dr. Manuel A. Serrano
Dr. David G. Rosado
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • cybersecurity
  • cyber defense
  • security in IoT
  • cloud computing
  • big data
  • mobile device
  • attacks
  • vulnerabilities
  • prevention
  • detection
  • response
  • risk assessment security management
  • industrial environments critical infrastructure security
  • cryptology
  • cryptocurrencies
  • blockchain

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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