Development of a Cyber-Threat Intelligence-Sharing Model from Big Data Sources

Abstract:

As data in cyberspace continues to grow because of the ubiquity of Information Communication Technologies (ICT), it is becoming challenging to obtain context-aware, actionable information from Big Data to timely detect and respond to cyberattacks that are increasing in severity, complexity, and frequency. In fact, cybercriminals are developing and sharing advanced techniques for their cyber espionage, reconnaissance missions, and ultimately devastating attacks. In order to reduce cybersecurity risks and strengthen cyber resilience, strategic cybersecurity information-sharing is a necessity. This article discusses one way of handling large volumes of unstructured data that have been generated by multiple sources across different sectors into a cyber-threat intelligence-sharing model.


AUTHORS

Photo of Jabu Mtsweni

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Defence, Peace, Safety, and Security Pretoria,
South Africa

Dr. Jabu Mtsweni is a Research Group Leader for the Cyber Defense team at the Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR). He has research interests and technical expertise in Internet of services, software and firmware reverse engineering, malware analysis, threat intelligence, web security and general cyber warfare. He has more than 13 years of academic and industry experience and has published more than 38 peer-reviewed conference and   journal   papers/articles   in   both   local   and international forums. He has also publicly presented and   actively   contributed   at   various   technology forums over the years, including the ITWeb Security Summit, TEDx, the SADC Cybersecurity Conference, IST-Africa, the South African Institute for Computer Scientists, the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, and the Information Technologists and International Information Security South Africa Conference. He is a co-organizer of Random Hacks of Kindness (Pretoria) and a member of the Suganang Foundation, focusing of human capital and capacity development in the ICT space.

 

Photo of Muyowa Mutemwa

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Defence, Peace, Safety, and Security Pretoria,
South Africa

Muyowa Mutemwa is a Cyber Security Researcher for the Cyber Defence team at the Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR). He has research interests in Platform, Application and Network Security. He completed his master’s degree in computer science at the University of the Western Cape with a specific focus in Information Communication Technologies for rural developments. He previously worked for Telkom SA as a Data Centre, Network Strategy Architect.

Photo of Njabulo Mkhonto

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Defence, Peace, Safety, and Security Pretoria,
South Africa

Njabulo Mkhonto is a researcher and software developer for the Cyber Defense team at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He has an interest in the applications of Artificial Intelligence research and techniques in solving real-world problems. He studied at the University of Johannesburg where he completed his BSc and BSc Hons in Information Technology, focusing on the use of swarming technologies for improved image processing. Since joining the CSIR, his focus has been on cyber security, where he has been involved in research efforts involving cyber threat intelligence, mobile security, and network security.

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