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Call for Papers - MDPI's Electronics (Impact Factor: 2.412)

"Special Issue on Cybersecurity in Information Systems and Technology"

Deadline: December 31, 2021



Dear Colleagues,

Concepts such as cybersecurity and cyber defense are becoming increasingly common in a society dominated by digital technology. In an ever-changing world where digitalization reaches all areas, cybersecurity has become a major necessity, as it poses a major risk to the sustainability of companies and their assets. In societies where banking, government, energy, transport, transportation, hospitals, etc., are handled by digital technology, securing these services and having appropriate mechanisms is critical.

Therefore, the security of information systems has become one of the most important aspects to be taken into account in the last decade and, to a large extent, for complex organizations that are characterized by a considerable volume of geographically distributed systems connected by the Internet. This is because such companies are more exposed to a huge increase in attacks aimed at stealing information assets, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, at extracting the maximum economic benefit from them. There are numerous threats to the information systems of organizations, such as cyber-attacks by cyber-terrorists, hackers, etc., viruses that spread through the Internet, social engineering attacks (e.g., phishing, among others), and even inappropriate use of information assets by employees of the organizations themselves.

Proposals for this Special Issue on ''Cybersecurity in Information Systems and Technology'' are requested to represent an overview of the current status of this research field, and extended versions of the best papers of the Jornadas Nacionales de Investigación en Ciberseguridad (JNIC) LIVE cybersecurity conference (https://2021.jnic.es) are also invited to publish in this Special Issue. This Special Issue covers a variety of topics including, but not limited to, new standards, frameworks, methods, algorithms, solutions, and applications in the following areas:

Prevention, detection, and response;
Attack and Cybercrime Detection;
Security Event Monitoring;
Attacks and Vulnerabilities;
Forensic Analysis;
Cryptology, Cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain;
Mobile Device Security;
Cloud Computing Security;
IoT Security;
Industrial and Critical Infrastructure Security;
Dataset and Big Data Security;
Privacy and Access Control;
Information Systems and Software Security;
Risk Assessment and Security Management;
5G Network Security;
Training and Educational Innovation



cybersecurity; cyber defense; security in IoT; cloud computing; big data; mobile device; attacks; vulnerabilities; prevention; detection; response; risk assessment security management; industrial environments critical infrastructure security; cryptology; cryptocurrencies; blockchain.


Submission Instructions:

For detailed submission instructions, please visit https://www.mdpi.com/journal/electronics/special_issues/Cybersecurity_defense.

In case of any questions, please feel free to contact the Guest Editors.

Best Regards,
Dr. Cristina Alcaraz*, Dr. Noemí de Castro García**, Dr. Manuel A. Serrano***, Dr. David G. Rosado**** (Guest Editors)
*Computer Science Department, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga Spain
**Department of Mathematics, Universidad de León, León, Spain
***Alarcos Research Group, University of Castilla – La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain
****GSyA Research Group, University of Castilla–La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain