Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2021

DOI

10.1093/cybsec/tyab005

Publication Title

Journal of Cybersecurity

Volume

7

Issue

1

Pages

1-13

Abstract

In this article, we provide an introduction to simulation for cybersecurity and focus on three themes: (1) an overview of the cybersecurity domain; (2) a summary of notable simulation research efforts for cybersecurity; and (3) a proposed way forward on how simulations could broaden cybersecurity efforts. The overview of cybersecurity provides readers with a foundational perspective of cybersecurity in the light of targets, threats, and preventive measures. The simulation research section details the current role that simulation plays in cybersecurity, which mainly falls on representative environment building; test, evaluate, and explore; training and exercises; risk analysis and assessment; and humans in cybersecurity research. The proposed way forward section posits that the advancement of collecting and accessing sociotechnological data to inform models, the creation of new theoretical constructs, and the integration and improvement of behavioral models are needed to advance cybersecurity efforts.

Comments

© The Authors 2021.

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Original Publication Citation

Kavak, H., Padilla, J. J., Vernon-Bido, D., Diallo, S. Y., Gore, R., & Shetty, S. (2021). Simulation for cybersecurity: State of the art and future directions. Journal of Cybersecurity, 7(1), 1-13, Article tyab005. https://doi.org/10.1093/cybsec/tyab005

ORCID

0000-0003-2389-2809 (Diallo), 0000-0003-4065-6146 (Gore), 0000-0002-8789-0610 (Shetty)

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