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Securing the remote office: reducing cyber risks to remote working through regular security awareness education campaigns (2024)
Journal Article
Angafor, G. N., Yevseyeva, I., & Maglaras, L. (in press). Securing the remote office: reducing cyber risks to remote working through regular security awareness education campaigns. International Journal of Information Security, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10207-023-00809-5

Cyber security threats, including risks to remote workers, are varied and diverse, with the number of scams and business email compromise breaches increasing. Firms and their staff are experiencing mass phishing attacks, several typical precursors to... Read More about Securing the remote office: reducing cyber risks to remote working through regular security awareness education campaigns.

Data-Driven Intelligence Can Revolutionize Today’s Cybersecurity World: A Position Paper (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Sarker, I. H., Janicke, H., Maglaras, L., & Camtepe, S. (2024). Data-Driven Intelligence Can Revolutionize Today’s Cybersecurity World: A Position Paper. In Advanced Research in Technologies, Information, Innovation and Sustainability (ARTIIS 2023), Proceedings, Part II (302-316). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-48855-9_23

As cyber threats evolve and grow progressively more sophisticated, cyber security is becoming a more significant concern in today’s digital era. Traditional security measures tend to be insufficient to defend against these persistent and dynamic thre... Read More about Data-Driven Intelligence Can Revolutionize Today’s Cybersecurity World: A Position Paper.

Cyber Malware: Offensive and Defensive Systems (2023)
Book
Almomani, I., Maglaras, L. A., Ferrag, M. A., & Ayres, N. (Eds.). (2023). Cyber Malware: Offensive and Defensive Systems. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34969-0

This book provides the foundational aspects of malware attack vectors and appropriate defense mechanisms against malware. The book equips readers with the necessary knowledge and techniques to successfully lower the risk against emergent malware atta... Read More about Cyber Malware: Offensive and Defensive Systems.

Machine Learning for Smart Healthcare Management Using IoT (2023)
Book Chapter
Yigit, Y., Duran, K., Moradpoor, N., Maglaras, L., Van Huynh, N., & Canberk, B. (in press). Machine Learning for Smart Healthcare Management Using IoT. In IoT and ML for Information Management: A Smart Healthcare Perspective. Springer

The convergence of Machine Learning (ML) and the Internet of Things (IoT) has brought about a paradigm shift in healthcare, ushering in a new era of intelligent healthcare management. This powerful amalgamation is driving transformative changes acros... Read More about Machine Learning for Smart Healthcare Management Using IoT.

Enhancing Mac OS Malware Detection through Machine Learning and Mach-O File Analysis (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Thaeler, A., Yigit, Y., Maglaras, L. A., Buchanan, B., Moradpoor, N., & Russell, G. (in press). Enhancing Mac OS Malware Detection through Machine Learning and Mach-O File Analysis. In 2023 IEEE 28th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD)

Scalable Multi-domain Trust Infrastructures for Segmented Networks (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Grierson, S., Ghaleb, B., Buchanan, W. J., Thomson, C., Maglaras, L., & Eckl, C. (in press). Scalable Multi-domain Trust Infrastructures for Segmented Networks.

Within a trust infrastructure, a private key is often used to digitally sign a transaction, which can be verified with an associated public key. Using PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), a trusted entity can produce a digital signature, verifying the au... Read More about Scalable Multi-domain Trust Infrastructures for Segmented Networks.

Hybrid Threats, Cyberterrorism and Cyberwarfare (2023)
Book
Ferrag, M. A., Kantzavelou, I., Maglaras, L., & Janicke, H. (Eds.). (2024). Hybrid Threats, Cyberterrorism and Cyberwarfare. Boca Raton: CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003314721

Nowadays in cyberspace, there is a burst of information to which everyone has access. However, apart from the advantages the internet offers, it also hides numerous dangers for both people and nations. Cyberspace has a dark side, including terrorism,... Read More about Hybrid Threats, Cyberterrorism and Cyberwarfare.

The Threat of Adversarial Attacks Against Machine Learning-based Anomaly Detection Approach in a Clean Water Treatment System (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Moradpoor, N., Maglaras, L., Abah, E., & Robles-Durazno, A. (2023). The Threat of Adversarial Attacks Against Machine Learning-based Anomaly Detection Approach in a Clean Water Treatment System. In 2023 19th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Smart Systems and the Internet of Things (DCOSS-IoT) (453-460). https://doi.org/10.1109/DCOSS-IoT58021.2023.00077

The protection of Critical National Infrastructure is extremely important due to nations being dependent on their operation and steadiness. Any disturbance to this infrastructure could have a devastating consequence on physical security, economic wel... Read More about The Threat of Adversarial Attacks Against Machine Learning-based Anomaly Detection Approach in a Clean Water Treatment System.

A Blockchain-based two Factor Honeytoken Authentication System (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Papaspirou, V., Maglaras, L., Kantzavelou, I., Moradpoor, N., & Katsikas, S. (2023, September). A Blockchain-based two Factor Honeytoken Authentication System. Poster presented at 28th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), The Hague

This paper extends and advances our recently introduced two-factor Honeytoken authentication method by incorporating blockchain technology. This novel approach strengthens the authentication method, preventing various attacks, including tampering att... Read More about A Blockchain-based two Factor Honeytoken Authentication System.

Digital Twin-Empowered Smart Attack Detection System for 6G Edge of Things Networks (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Yigit, Y., Chrysoulas, C., Yurdakul, G., Maglaras, L., & Canberk, B. (in press). Digital Twin-Empowered Smart Attack Detection System for 6G Edge of Things Networks.

As global Internet of Things (IoT) devices connectivity surges, a significant portion gravitates towards the Edge of Things (EoT) network. This shift prompts businesses to deploy infrastructure closer to end-users, enhancing accessibility. However, t... Read More about Digital Twin-Empowered Smart Attack Detection System for 6G Edge of Things Networks.

A novel autonomous container-based platform for cybersecurity training and research (2023)
Journal Article
Chouliaras, N., Kantzavelou, I., Maglaras, L., Pantziou, G., & Amine Ferrag, M. (2023). A novel autonomous container-based platform for cybersecurity training and research. PeerJ Computer Science, 9, Article e1574. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj-cs.1574

Cyberattacks, particularly those targeting systems that store or handle sensitive data, have become more sophisticated in recent years. To face increasing threats, continuous capacity building and digital skill competence are needed. Cybersecurity ha... Read More about A novel autonomous container-based platform for cybersecurity training and research.

A Novel Authentication Method That Combines Honeytokens and Google Authenticator (2023)
Journal Article
Papaspirou, V., Papathanasaki, M., Maglaras, L., Kantzavelou, I., Douligeris, C., Ferrag, M. A., & Janicke, H. (2023). A Novel Authentication Method That Combines Honeytokens and Google Authenticator. Information, 14(7), Article 386. https://doi.org/10.3390/info14070386

Despite the rapid development of technology, computer systems still rely heavily on passwords for security, which can be problematic. Although multi-factor authentication has been introduced, it is not completely effective against more advanced attac... Read More about A Novel Authentication Method That Combines Honeytokens and Google Authenticator.

Scenario-based incident response training: lessons learnt from conducting an experiential learning virtual incident response tabletop exercise (2023)
Journal Article
Angafor, G. N., Yevseyeva, I., & Maglaras, L. (2023). Scenario-based incident response training: lessons learnt from conducting an experiential learning virtual incident response tabletop exercise. Information and Computer Security, 31(4), 404-426. https://doi.org/10.1108/ICS-05-2022-0085

Purpose This paper aims to discuss the experiences designing and conducting an experiential learning virtual incident response tabletop exercise (VIRTTX) to review a business's security posture as it adapts to remote working because of the Coronavir... Read More about Scenario-based incident response training: lessons learnt from conducting an experiential learning virtual incident response tabletop exercise.

Digitization of healthcare sector: A study on privacy and security concerns (2023)
Journal Article
Paul, M., Maglaras, L., Ferrag, M. A., & Almomani, I. (2023). Digitization of healthcare sector: A study on privacy and security concerns. ICT Express, 9(4), 571-588. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icte.2023.02.007

The digital revolution has taken business sectors to a new height through the advancement of technology. The healthcare sector also embraced digital technology to facilitate technological change from mechanical and analogue electronic devices to the... Read More about Digitization of healthcare sector: A study on privacy and security concerns.

IoT: Communication protocols and security threats (2023)
Journal Article
Gerodimos, A., Maglaras, L., Ferrag, M. A., Ayres, N., & Kantzavelou, I. (2023). IoT: Communication protocols and security threats. Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, 3, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iotcps.2022.12.003

In this study, we review the fundamentals of IoT architecture and we thoroughly present the communication protocols that have been invented especially for IoT technology. Moreover, we analyze security threats, and general implementation problems, pre... Read More about IoT: Communication protocols and security threats.

A Safety-Aware Location Privacy-Preserving IoV Scheme with Road Congestion-Estimation in Mobile Edge Computing (2023)
Journal Article
Babaghayou, M., Chaib, N., Lagraa, N., Ferrag, M. A., & Maglaras, L. (2023). A Safety-Aware Location Privacy-Preserving IoV Scheme with Road Congestion-Estimation in Mobile Edge Computing. Sensors, 23(1), Article 531. https://doi.org/10.3390/s23010531

By leveraging the conventional Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs), the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) paradigm has attracted the attention of different research and development bodies. However, IoV deployment is still at stake as many security and privac... Read More about A Safety-Aware Location Privacy-Preserving IoV Scheme with Road Congestion-Estimation in Mobile Edge Computing.

An Efficient Localization and Avoidance Method of Jammers in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (2022)
Journal Article
Almomani, I., Ahmed, M., Kosmanos, D., Alkhayer, A., & Maglaras, L. (2022). An Efficient Localization and Avoidance Method of Jammers in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. IEEE Access, 10, 131640-131655. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2022.3229623

Jamming is a terrifying attack that could harm 802.11p-based vehicular communications by occupying the communication channels by overwhelming the network with jamming packets, especially for self-driving cars, as it is essential to send/receive messa... Read More about An Efficient Localization and Avoidance Method of Jammers in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks.

Internet of drones security: taxonomies, open issues, and future directions (2022)
Journal Article
Derhab, A., Cheikhrouhou, O., Allouch, A., Koubaa, A., Qureshi, B., Ferrag, M. A., …Khan, F. A. (2023). Internet of drones security: taxonomies, open issues, and future directions. Vehicular Communications, 39, Article 100552. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vehcom.2022.100552

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have recently become one of the most important technological breakthroughs. They have opened the horizon for a vast array of applications and paved the way for a diversity of innovative solutions... Read More about Internet of drones security: taxonomies, open issues, and future directions.