Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2012

Abstract

Cyberattacks are computer-to-computer attacks undermining the confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability of computers and/or the information they hold. The importance of securing cyberspace is increasing, along with the sophistication and potential significance of the results of the attacks. Moreover, attacksb involve increasingly sophisticated coordination among multiple hackers across international boundaries, where the aim has shifted from fun and self-satisfaction to financial or military gain, with clear and self-reinforcing motivation; for example, the number of new malicious code threats worldwide increased more than 71% from 2008 to 2009.

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Information Security

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Communications- ACM

Volume

55

Issue

3

First Page

66

Last Page

73

ISSN

0001-0782

Identifier

10.1145/2093548.2093568

Publisher

ACM Association for Computing Machinery

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2093548.2093568

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