Theme: Security, Safety and Survivability in an era of constant, contemporary and complex Physical and Cyber Attacks.

Call for Papers



June 11-12, 2018, Scotland, UK


IEEE is the Technical Co-Sponsor (TCS) of the International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security 2018), an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of Cyber Security, information security, network security, application security and business transformation of digital services, and the protection of public digital services, especially high value bearing online services.


The aim of the Cyber Security 2018 is to encourage participation and promotion of collaborative scientific, industrial and academic inter-workings among individual researchers, practitioners, members of existing associations, academia, standardisation bodies, and including government departments and agencies. The purpose is to build bridges between academia and industry, and to encourage interplay of different culture.


Cyber Security 2018 invites researchers and industry practitioners to submit papers that encompass principles, analysis, design, methods and applications. All submitted papers are independently peer-reviewed.


The conference proceedings will be submittedfor consideration for publishing and listing on the following bibliographic indexes: IEEE Computer Society Digital Library, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, DBLP Computer Science, Scopus, CiteSeerX, Computer Science Index, EI Compendex, Academic Search Complete, CiteULike, Google Scholar & Microsoft Academic Search.

The organisers will accept registration of up to 5 IEEE UK&I Student and YP Members at 75% discounted rate, and will offer up to 20% registration discounts for all IEEE, BCS, IET & IISP members.



Cyber Security 2018 is co-located with other conferences as part of Cyber Science 2018.


·  Posters will be presented during the conference.

·  Industry track is available for discussing and publishing pilot and proof of concepts.

·  Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work.

·  Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages assessment.

·  PhD Seminar track is available for discussing and publishing early PhD thesis research.



Submission Deadline

The deadline for all paper submissions, that is, both full papers and extended abstracts for Poster, WIP, PoC, Research Idea and PhD Seminar presentations is 26th January 2018.


All Industry track, Work in Progress track, Research Ideas track and PhD Seminar track will be published in the conference proceedings. Interested participants, please submit your proposal using the online submission system hosted by Easychair Conference Portal.


Full paper submission should be via Easychair Conference Portal.



Topics of Interest


Original papers are invited on recent advances in Cyber Security, Online Services, and Protection Mechanisms for Digital Services. The topics in Cyber Security 2018 include but not limited to:


Cyber Security

  • Information Security
  • Computer Network Security
  • Application Security
  • Web Services Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Protective Security
  • Software Security
  • Wireless & Sensor Network Security
  • Software Coding Security
  • Barcode Scanner Security
  • Security in Middleware, Interface and Interaction
  • Security Services in Authentication, Authorisation, Accountability, Automation, Availability, Integrity and Nonrepudiation
  • Security Management
  • Security Operations
  • Digital Trust and Reputation
  • Geographical Location (IP Geolocation) and Cyber Travel
  • Geospatial Intelligence Networks (Centralised, Distributed & Hybrid)
  • Policy, Legal, Legislation & Compliance
  • Security Standardisation
  • Law, Legal and Ethics


Digital Services

  • Web Services
  • Internet Banking
  • E-Booking
  • Cloud Computing
  • E-Government
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Citizens Public Online Services
  • Mobile Commerce
  • E-Postal Services
  • E-Health
  • Online & Virtual Education
  • E-Learning
  • Web Chats
  • Secure Protocols, Coding and Development
  • Security Principles, Theory and Analysis
  • Security Policy, Standards and Procedures
  • Security in Business Processes
  • Security Enforcing Function (SEF) Gateways
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Firewalls
  • Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Gateways
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Encryption Services


Protection of Digital Services

  • Protection of Business Information Systems
  • Protection of Online Services
  • Public Online Services
  • Internet Banking
  • Security, Trust, Privacy
  • Security in Online Gaming Systems
  • Security in e-Government and Electoral Systems
  • Content Security
  • Protection of Public Online Content Distribution Systems
  • Secure practices, processes and procedures in Public Online Services
  • Cryptography  -  PKI, HSMs, Symmetric and Asymmetric Crypto, Crypto Custodian & Crypto Standards and Practices
  • Digital Forensics and Investigations
  • HoneyPots and Honey Nets
  • Critical National Infrastructures (CNIs)
  • Critical Network Systems (CNS) 


Security Operations Centre

  • Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC)
  • Joint Security Operations Centre (JSOC)
  • Strategic Security Operations Centre (SSOC)
  • Virtual Security Operations Centre (vSOC)
  • Cyber SOC Designs
  • SOC Design Architecture Patterns
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Fusion Centre & Cyber Centre
  • Operations Monitoring Centre
  • Security Monitoring
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Web Fraud Detection (WFD)
  • Incident Management
  • Cyber Incident Response
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Heuristic Learning
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Computer Misuse and Abuse


Security Operations Centre Management

  • Design Requirements
  • Principles and Operations
  • SOC Security Operating Procedures (SOC SyOPs)
  • Architectures and Design Considerations
  • Implementation of SOC Centres
  • Monitoring and Security Analysis
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Log Analysis & Analytics
  • IDS/IPS & Firewall Administration
  • Alerting and Event Prioritisation
  • Log Management
  • Analysis Tools and Techniques
  • Incident Triage
  • Incident Analysis, Management, Reporting and Escalation
  • Management Reports and Management Information (MI) Reports
  • Coordination and Containment
  • Collaboration and Incident Investigation
  • National CERT Liaison
  • Model of Operations
  • Intelligence Interfaces and Threat Intelligence Feeds
  • Asset Management, Prioritisation and Categorisation
  • Investigation & Forensic Readiness


Network Operations Centre (NOC)

  • Functions of NOCs
  • Design Principles
  • Design Architectures and Design Requirements
  • Monitoring and Analysis
  • Coordination
  • Incident Response & Handling
  • Incident Management
  • Operations Management
  • Models of Operations
  • System Interfaces and Automation
  • Asset Management
  • Data Leak Prevention (DLP)
  • Denial and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)


Vulnerability Management

  • Vulnerability Scanning, Ranking and Prioritisation
  • IT Health Checks (ITHC)
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Asset Management & Configuration Management Database
  • Business Information Systems Management
  • Asset Classification, Categorisation & Prioritisation


Remediation and Optimisation

  •  Remedial Action Plans
  • Risk Management
  • Business Process Optimisation
  • Security Management
  • Policy and Standards Compliance
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Accreditation & Assurance
  • Security Assurance and Certification
  • Process, Procedure and Standardisation
  • Global IT Outsourcing
  • Supplier Management

All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings!

Best Papers

The best paper of each section will be selected and their author(s) will receive a corresponding Award Certificate.

Authors of the Best 20%-25% papers presented at the conference will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in one of the special issues peer reviewed journals.




 Previous Conferences

Cyber Security 2017: International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services, held at the Ampthill and Holborn Suites, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK on 19-20 June 2017.


Cyber Security 2016: International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services, held at the Stranton Suite, Holiday Inn Mayfair, London, UK on 13-14 June 2016.


Cyber Security 2015: International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services, held at the Hotel Russell, Central London, UK on 7-8 June 2015.