New Insights in Information Security and Data Privacy: Challenges and Solutions

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 243

Special Issue Editors

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Faulty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, University Walk, Clifton BS8, UK
Interests: Cyber Security; Data Privacy; Internet of Things; Artificial Intelligence
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Engineering Modelling and Simulation (EMS) Research Group, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Interests: industry critical system; data protection; machine learning; AI

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A surge in technological advancements has granted users unprecedented access to a wealth of data. While this brings numerous benefits, it also catapults cybersecurity and data privacy into the spotlight. Cutting-edge technologies such as AI, IoT, industry-critical systems, and generative AI, though offering transformative advantages, are now prime targets for cyber attackers. The landscape is evolving as cybercriminals adopt increasingly sophisticated tactics, harnessing advanced technologies to exploit vulnerabilities within information systems. This underscores the urgent need for robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard sensitive data and ensure the integrity of our interconnected digital ecosystem. The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring together the most recent research results on information security and data privacy, discuss and understand the challenges and opportunities, and find possible solutions.  The topics of interest of this Special Issue include (but are not limited to) the following:


(1) Machine learning and AI in security;

(2) Data privacy and data quality assurance;

(3) Privacy enhancing technology;

(4) Security in smart technologies;

(5) IoT security;

(6) Cybersecurity awareness and training;

(7) Healthcare privacy;

(8) Vulnerability analysis in information system;

(9) Regulatory compliance;

(10) Advanced secure information processing.

Dr. Shancang Li
Dr. Shanshan Zhao
Guest Editors

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  • cyber security
  • IoT
  • AI
  • privacy preserving
  • data quality
  • incident response
  • threat intelligence

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