Special Issue "Cyber Risk and Security"

A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 3 November 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Michel Dacorogna

Prime Re Solutions, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
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Interests: quantitative risk management; finance; insurance economics; actuarial science
Guest Editor
Prof. Marie Kratz

ESSEC Business School, CREAR risk research center, Paris - Singapore
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Interests: risk analysis and management; extreme value theory; probability and statistics; actuarial mathematics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cyber threats and cyber crimes have increased in recent decades, due to a rapid diffusion of new and evolving Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) such as social media, cloud computing, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and smart cities in recent decades. Organizations have delayed the adoption of big data and the cloud due to real and perceived cyber threats associated with such technologies. (Re)insurance are asked to insure cyber risks, but it is a hot ongoing research topic as today there is no clear view on how to model cyber risk and hence how to price it. The importance of cyber security for organizations is growing. Cyber security entails being able to be able to create a typology of cyber offenses and cyber risks and to analyze them in order to be able to manage them (to minimize and prevent cyber attack risks facing a company or an organization).

Research on cyber risks and security is by nature multi-disciplinary and involves researchers from data analytics, economics, finance, forensic science, information systems, IT, management science, and mathematics. The journal Risks offers an ideal platform to gather forefront research from different fields on the complex subject of cyber risk and security. This Special Issue aims at publishing high-quality papers focused on quantitative analysis and management on this topic.

Our ambition is to offer a discussion of the state-of-the-art and introduce new theoretical or/and practical developments in this field. We welcome papers related to, but not limited to, the following topics (in alphabetic order):

  • Artificial intelligence and cyber risk and security;
  • Crypto-currencies and cyber security;
  • Cyber forensics;
  • Cyber risk scenarios;
  • Cyber (re)insurance;
  • Cyber security/resilience metrics and their measurements;
  • Data analytics of cyber crimes;
  • Data anonymization and security algorithms;
  • Hedging of cyber risk;
  • Modeling of cyber risks;
  • Strategies (economics, IT) for cyber resilience or security;
  • Systemic cyber risk;
  • Text data mining and cyber risk and security.

We welcome joint contributions by authors from different fields.

Dr. Michel Dacorogna
Prof. Marie Kratz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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