Special Issue "Insider Attacks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: data security; machine learning; NLP; distributed systems
Traditionally, the word “security” in the technology industry was synonymous with addressing threats and attacks that originate externally. However, we are noticing the rise in concerns about threats that originate internally, due to factors such as abuse of privilege, naivety, carelessness and ill intent. Such threats are known as insider attacks and they damage assets, reputation and finances of individuals, enterprises and organizations. There is a need to address this problem of growing security threats from insiders. As a result, it is our goal to explore the state-of-the-art research dealing with new surveys, policies, tools, techniques, concepts, and applications concerning the detection, mitigation and prevention of insider attacks.
The goal of this Special Issue is to collect high-quality contributions to address the security concerns related to insider attacks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the ones listed below:
- Theoretical proofs to address insider attacks
- Insider threat modeling and attack vectors
- Implications of insider threats
- Policies and regulations to prevent insider attacks
- Authentication and authorization techniques to address insider attacks
- Behavioral analytics and fraud detection
- Data governance and differential privacy
- Network access control systems
- Intrusion detection systems
- Insider attack recovery mechanisms
- Insider threats and attack datasets
- Insider attack prevention and detection for large scale distributed systems
- Future challenges for enterprises and organizations regarding insider threats
Dr. Santosh Aditham
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- insider attacks
- vulnerabilities and threats