Security and Safety

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Cyber Security is a growing concern for society, governments and businesses.  The increasing interconnection between organisations, national infrastructures and personal devices through the internet increases the threat that cyber attacks pose to our way of life.  Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are an area of research that combines the physical aspects of security and safety with the traditional IT-based protection of digital assets.  With the roll-out of domestic smart metering solutions, home automation systems and larger national infrastructure projects such as smart grids and intelligent transport systems, the application areas in which physical and cyber space interact are steadily increasing.  Modern solutions in these areas remain underpinned by existing communication systems on which additional services are build (e.g. cloud-based solutions, ad-hoc networking infrastructures) that all present their individual security challenges.  The increasing interconnectedness of Cyber Physical Systems that link legacy infrastructures to contemporary and future environments means that cyber attacks no longer have only security, but also safety implications.

This journal is accepting papers that address theoretical studies or practical applications of security and safety in the context of Cyber Physical Systems, and their underpinning technologies.


Dr. Helge Janicke is heading De Montfort University's Software Technology Research Laboratory and the Cyber Security Centre.  He is the Deputy Head of School of Computer Science and Informatics.  Dr. Janicke was awarded his PhD in Computer Science in 2007 and worked on Cyber Security with organisations such as QinetiQ, Ministry of Defence and General Dynamics UK as part of the DIF-DTC consortium. His interests are covering formal verification techniques and their application to Cyber Security, SCADA and Industrial Control System Security as well as aspects of Cyber Warfare.

He is working closely with Airbus Group and established DMU's Airbus Group Centre of Excellence in SCADA Cyber Security and Forensics Research in 2013.  He is a general chair of the International Symposium on SCADA and Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Research (ICS-CSR) as well as serving on the editorial boards and as reviewer of international journals.


Dr. Kevin Jones (Airbus Group, Head of Cyber Security Operations)

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Leandros Maglaras (DMU)


Editorial Board

Network Security
Yena Chen
Northwestern University, USA

Cristian Estan
University of Wisconsin, USA

Sencun Zhu
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Data and Application Security
Gail Ahn
Arizona State University, USA

Shambhu Upadhyaya
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA

Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati
University of Milan, Italy

Systems Security
Xuxian Jiang
North Carolina State University, USA

Pierangela Samarati
University of Milan, Italy

Software Security
Zhendong Su
UC Davis, USA

Applied Cryptography
Bao Feng
Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Professor Yi Mu
Head, School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
University of Wollongong, Australia

Social Science Issues
Jean Camp
Indiana University, USA

H. R. Rao
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA

Safety and Risk
Yacov Haimes
University of Virginia, USA

John Yen
Pennsylvania State University, USA


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