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Nature-Inspired Cyber Security and Resiliency

Fundamentals, techniques and applications  

Edited by El-Sayed M. El-Alfy, Mohamed Eltoweissy, Errin W. Fulp, Wojciech Mazurczyk

With the rapid evolution of cyberspace, computing, communications and sensing technologies, organizations and individuals rely more and more on new applications such as fog and cloud computing, smart cities, Internet of Things (IoT), collaborative computing, and virtual and mixed reality environments. Maintaining their security, trustworthiness and resilience to cyber-attacks has become crucial which requires innovative and creative cyber security and resiliency solutions. Computing algorithms have been developed to mimic the operation of natural processes, phenomena and organisms such as artificial neural networks, swarm intelligence, deep learning systems, biomimicry, and more. The amazing characteristics of these systems offer a plethora of novel methodologies and opportunities to cope with emerging cyber challenges.

This edited book presents a timely review of the fundamentals, latest developments and diverse applications of nature-inspired algorithms in cyber security and resiliency. Topics include bio-inspired collaboration and cyber security; immune-based defense and resiliency; bio-inspired security and resiliency of network traffic; nature inspired machine learning approach for cyber security; nature-inspired algorithms in A.I. for malicious activity detection; DNA-inspired characterization and detection of novel social Twitter spambots; nature-inspired approaches for social network security; bio-inspired cyber-security for smart grid; nature-inspired cryptography and cryptanalysis, and more.

About the Editors

El-Sayed M. El-Alfy is a Professor at the College of Computer Sciences and Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of international journals including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, International Journal on Trust Management in Computing and Communications, and Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence.

Mohamed Eltoweissy is Department Head and Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at The Virginia Military Institute, USA. He is also affiliated Professor with The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Errin W. Fulp is a Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Network Security Group at Wake Forest University, USA. He is an associate editor for the Telecommunications Journal.

Wojciech Mazurczyk is Associate Professor at the Cybersecurity Division and Head of the Bio-inspired Security Research Group (BSRG) at the Institute of Telecommunications (IT), Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland. Since 2016 he has been Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility.



Item Subjects:
Security

Publication Year: 2019

Pages: 480

ISBN-13: 978-1-78561-638-9

Format: HBK

Editors: El-Sayed M. El-Alfy, Mohamed Eltoweissy, Errin W. Fulp, Wojciech Mazurczyk

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