Special Issue "Cyber Warfare"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2016)
Prof. Dr. Jiankun Hu
Prof. Dr. Sherali Zeadally
Our increasing dependence on information and communication technologies (ICT) has escalated international concern for cyber-security in the face of politically, socially, and religiously motivated cyber-attacks. The explosion of smart devices in the home and industry is changing the definition of cyberspace, and leading to new types of threats and cyber-attack concepts including hactivism, cyber-terrorism and cyber-bullying.
Cyberspace is both information-rich and ICT dependent. It is well understood that possessing timely and accurate information can result in a competitive advantage, while tactics that interfere with the flow of information can challenge the well-being, success or survival of individuals and groups. Subsequently, important research directions are concerned with understanding the new nature of cyberspace, modelling and predicting the decision-making processes that will ensure information security in that space, as well as the developing novel technologies for preventing or mitigating cyber attacks.
In order to address these threats, this Special Issue intends to collect contributions describing current developments and future research directions in the area of “Cyber Warfare”. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Cyber/information warfare
- Cyber/information security, network security, mobile and wireless communication security
- Cyber espionage, attacks, and crime
- Hacking, hactivism
- access and identity management
- Computational modelling in information/cyber warfare
- Cyber/information warfare decision-analytics
- Defensive and preventive mechanisms and techniques in information/cyber warfare, including intrusion detection and prevention systems, early warning systems, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing
- Classification and taxonomy of concepts, approaches, methods and tools related to information/cyber warfare
- Policy design in in information/ cyber warfare are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Jiankun Hu
Dr. Sherali Zeadally
Dr. Kathryn Merrick
Dr. Kamran Shafi
- Cyber warfare
- Information warfare
- Cyber security
- Cyber crime
- Cyber bullying
- Network security
- Information warfare modelling including game theory
- Responding to and preventing information/cyber warfare
- Intrusion detection systems