Towards a Systematic View on Cybersecurity Ecology

Wojciech Mazurczyk , Szymon Drobniak , Sean Moore


Current network security systems are progressively showing their limitations. One credible estimate suggests that only about 45% of new threats are detected. Therefore it is vital to find a new direction that cybersecurity development should follow. We argue that the next generation of cybersecurity systems should seek inspiration in nature. This approach has been used before in the first generation of cybersecurity systems; however, since then cyber threats and environment have evolved significantly, and accordingly the first-generation systems have lost their effectiveness. A next generation of bio-inspired cybersecurity research is emerging, but progress is hindered by the lack of a framework for mapping biological security systems to their cyber analogies. In this paper, using terminology and concepts from biology, we describe a cybersecurity ecology and a framework that may be used to systematically research and develop bio-inspired cybersecurity.
Author Wojciech Mazurczyk (FEIT / IT)
Wojciech Mazurczyk,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Szymon Drobniak - [Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University [Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie (UJ)]]
Szymon Drobniak,,
- Instytut Nauk o Środowisku, Uniwersytet Jagielloński
, Sean Moore - [Centripetal Networks]
Sean Moore,,
- Centripetal Networks
Publication size in sheets1
Book Akhgar Babak, Brewster Ben (eds.): Combatting Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism. Challenges, Trends and Priorities, Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications, 2016, USA, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 978-3-319-38929-5, [978-3-319-38930-1], 323 p.
2016 Combatting Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism. Challenges, Trends and Priorities.pdf / No licence information (file archived - login or check accessibility on faculty)
Keywords in EnglishBio-inspired security · Cybersecurity ecology · Bio-mimetic systems · Cyber-ecosystem · Nature-inspired cybersecurity
ProjectThe Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Siuzdak Jerzy, , Phone: +48 22 234-7868, start date 27-04-2015, end date 31-12-2016, IT/2015/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
2016 Mazurczyk Drobniak Towards a Systematic View.pdf 1.15 MB
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 18-09-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 2; Scopus Citations = 3; GS Citations = 7.0
Citation count*7 (2020-09-10)
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