A Semantic Approach to Modelling of Cybersecurity Domain

Abstract:

This paper addresses the issue of mastering the complex body of knowledge that is relevant for cybersecurity. The wide spectrum of threats and wide variety of resources are considered, and a semantic approach is proposed, as it seems not to be referred to very often in this context. The authors here examine how semantic technology may address the nature of this body of knowledge. Ultimately, the article seeks to enable sharing of security-related knowledge across separate sources of data concerning various entities, such as vulnerabilities and attack types, and also across communities of IT professionals, hackers, defence researchers, and others.


AUTHORS

Photo of Adiel Aviad

Department of Information Systems Poznan University of Economics,
Poland

Adiel Aviad is an industry-savvy PhD student whose current research interests include cyber defence at system level, semantic technology, management systems and management methods.

Photo of Dr. Krzysztof Węcel

Department of Information Systems Poznan University of Economics, 
Poland

Dr. Krzysztof Węcel is an assistant professor at Poznan University of Economics. He graduated in 2000 (summa cum laude) and received his PhD in May 2002. His main research interest is semantic web technology with a focus on linked open data. Secondary interests include information retrieval, data mining, data warehousing, knowledge representation and visualization, and change management. He was a visiting scholar in leading semantic groups in Europe at Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck and University of Karlsruhe, as well as emerging groups in Asia, including Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India). He has been involved in EC-funded projects including ASG (adaptive services), TOWL (information management in temporal aspect), SUPER (semantic business process management), ENIRAF (information search for analytical systems), EASTWEB (semantic web) and INSEMTIVES (semantic web), as well as LOD2 (linked data). He is co-author of the book Filtering the Web to feed data warehouses, several book chapters, some journal publications (for example, Witschaftsinformatik), and many conference papers. He is also a certified SAS Developer and is familiar with data mining software - Enterprise Miner.

Photo of Professor Witold Abramowicz

Department of Information Systems Poznan University of Economics, 
Poland

Professor Witold Abramowicz is a Professor of Economics, has a habilitation in the field of mathematics, and is an engineer. He is the chair of the Department of Information Systems at Poznan University of Economics, Poland. He runs the SmartBrain - Smart and Big Data Research and Innovation Center. For several years, he worked at the best Swiss and German universities. He is an author, co-author, or editor of 41 books, and over 300 peer-reviewed publications. He managed or participated in numerous EU-funded research projects as well as those financed by the industry and Polish public institutions. He was the Chief Executive of an R&D company set up by one of the biggest Polish IT Groups. He was responsible for the strategy and coordination of international relations of Semantic Technology Institutes International. Professor Abramowicz is the vice president of the Polish Association of Management Information Systems and was a member of the Polish governmental Informatics Council.

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