A review on cyberattacks: Security threats and solution techniques for different applications

Gaganjot Kaur Saini, Malka Halgamuge, Pallavi Sharma, James Purkis

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Research questions remain to be answered in terms of discovering how security could be provided for different resources, such as data, devices, and networks. Most organizations compromise their security measures due to high budgets despite its primary importance in today's highly dependent cyber world and as such there are always some loopholes in security systems, which cybercriminals take advantage of. In this chapter, the authors have completed an analysis of data obtained from 31 peer-reviewed scientific research studies (2009-2017) describing cybersecurity issues and solutions. The results demonstrated that the majority of applications in this area are from the government and the public sector (17%) whereas transportation and other areas have a minor percentage (6%). This study determined that the government sector is the main application area in cybersecurity and is more susceptible to cyber-attacks whereas the wireless sensor network and healthcare areas are less exposed to attack
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecure cyber-physical systems for smart cities
EditorsRiaz Ahmed Shaikh
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9781522571902
ISBN (Print)9781522571896
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in computer and electrical engineering (ACEE)


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