June 2021

Cyber Security 2021

Advancing Cyber Security Education in a post-COVID World.

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International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security 2021), 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 2021 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, including government departments and agencies. The purpose is to build bridges between academia and industry, and to encourage interplay of different culture.

Cyber Security 2021 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 is open to the public, so you can attend the event without presenting a paper. Registration for both authors and attendees (without presenting a paper) opens in March 2021. You are welcome!

The conference proceedings will be submitted for consideration for publishing and listing on the following bibliographic indexes:

  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library
  • DBLP Computer Science, and
  • Others – e.g. 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 2021 is a co-located conference alongside Social Media 2021, Cyber Incident 2021 and Cyber SA 2021 as part of Cyber Science 2021.

Work in Progress

Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work.

Research Ideas

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

PhD Seminar

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

Posters & Presentations

Posters & Presentations will be presented virtually at the conference.


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

Topics of Interest

  • 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
  • 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 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)
  • Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC)
  • Joint Security Operations Centre (JSOC)
  • Strategic Security Operations Centre (SSOC)
  • Virtual Security Operations Centre (vSOC)
  • Military Security Operations Centres (MSOC)
  • SOC 2.0
  • Cyber Science
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Autonomous & Self-driving
  • Self-Healing
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Autonomous Healthcare and Assistance
  • Industrial Manufacturing Robotics
  • Search and Rescue Operations
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Bitcoin & Bit-everything
  • Blockchain in Manufacturing
  • Blockchain in Banking & Financial Systems
  • Blockchain in Aviation
  • Blockchain in Pharmaceuticals
  • Blockchain in IoT
  • Blockchain in Defence
  • Blockchain in Cybersecurity Operations
  • Blockchain in Publications
  • Blockchain in Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain in the Energy Sector & Utilities
  • Cyber Security in childhood education
  • Code – Teaching Coding for Kids, Teens and Colleges
  • Secure by Code
  • Secure by Design
  • Secure by Default
  • ACP
  • Container Technologies
  • Security Concerns Associated with Container Technologies
  • Apps
  • Cultural and Technical Processes for Managing Containers & Apps
  • Microservices
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Cloud Computing
  • Virtualisation (Network, OS, Container & Apps)
  • DevOps
  • API
  • HostOS
  • Container Technology Architecture
  • Approaches to Management, Maintenance and Processing of Containers, Apps and HostOS
  • CI/CD
  • Risks & Issues
  • Open Web Application Security

Previous Conferences

Cyber Security 2020
Location: Dublin, Ireland – Virtual

Cyber Security 2019
Location: Oxford, UK

Cyber Security 2018
Location: Glasgow, UK

Cyber Security 2017
Location: London, UK

Cyber Security 2016
Location: London, UK

Cyber Security 2015
Location: London, UK