Phobic Cartography: A Human-Centred, Communicative Analysis of the Cyber-Threat Landscape

Abstract:

As with all domains, cyber security runs the risk of adopting a reactive and defensive stance, which can lead to policy based on what has happened, rather than on what could happen. Expert knowledge can lead to silo thinking and ‘groupthink’, and a lack of communication between public and private, civilian and military sectors. This study offers a synoptic examination of the field by pooling the knowledge of practitioners from across the discipline. Drawing on a blended methodology, combining automated quantitative analysis with qualitative study, this project examines the challenges faced by considering the nature of perceived (rather than actual) risks.


AUTHORS

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Royal Military College of Canada

Dr. Scott Knight is Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Royal Military College. Dr Knight joined the faculty in 2000 after 21 years in the Canadian Air Force. He founded the RMC Computer Security Laboratory, which maintains a close working relationship with the Canadian Forces Information Operations Group. The research group focuses on computer network defence and support to information operations.

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Keywords

A

AI
APT

C

C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

D

DNS
DoD
DoS

I

IA
ICS

S

SOA

X

XRY

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