It is now 16 years since the European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS) was established. It has been held in Germany, Finland, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, England, The Netherlands to mention only a few of the countries which have hosted it. This conferences attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, military personnel, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of the cyber security community. ECCWS is generally attended by participants from more than 30 countries. The Journal of Information Warfare regularly publishes a number of the papers presented at this conference.
Conference Theme and Topics
The increase in Web services and online operations for various industries and critical businesses has led to an increase in different threats and malicious activities. The security community have witnessed a significant increase in security threats, violations and spread of different types of malware. Therefore, critical industries must keep their operational environment secure and resilient against constantly evolving cyber threats. This is to maintain the safety of workers, industrial assets as well as the communities they serve. Recent advances in the fields of cyber security and technology development are a key factor in the growth of security services and operations. There are several strong strands of research and interest that are developing in the area including the understanding of threats and risks to information systems, the development of a strong security culture, as well as incident detection and post incident investigation.
- Cyber conflict
- Cyber terrorism
- Cyber security
- Information warfare
- Critical infrastructure protection
- Information warfare and security education
- Information Assurance
- Digital forensics
- Psychological warfare
- Cross Discipline Research in Cyber Security
- Cyber-Energy Nexus: The Military Operational Perspective
- IT Industry’s Role in Cyber Warfare
- Current and Future Directions in Data Exfiltration
- Cyber Lexicon — are we using the correct terms?
Papers accepted for the ECCWS will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN (2049−9870) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication.
Papers that have been presented at the conference will be considered for further development and publication in the following journals:
- International Journal of Information and Computer Security published by Inderscience (online: ISSN 1744 – 1773, print: ISSN 1744 – 1765)
- Journal of Information Warfare (classified by the Australian Research Council): (printed: ISSN 1445 – 3312, online: ISSN 1445 – 3347)
- International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IJCWT) published by Information Resources Management Association, USA. (DOI: 10.4018/IJCWT, ISSN: 1947 – 3435, EISSN: 1947 – 3443).
- International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics published by Inderscience UK (ISSN:1751-1911X)