Cybersecurity and Privacy

Submission deadline: 1 February 2016
Publication: September/October 2016

This special issue of IT Professional seeks to provide readers with an overview of current issues and advances in cybersecurity and privacy. We seek high-quality contributions from industry, government, business, and academia that present recent developments in IT security, showcase successfully deployed security and privacy-preserving solutions, or discuss challenges to the privacy of individuals. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Authentication and access control
  • Privacy-preserving Data Analysis
  • “Bring your own device” security
  • Cybersecurity and privacy challenges
  • Security and privacy in cloud and distributed systems
  • Computer forensics
  • Sensors and surveillance
  • Privacy issues in data mining and data analytics
  • Malware analysis and intrusion detection
  • Trusting cyber-physical and the IoT technologies
  • Big data security and privacy
  • Mobile security and privacy
  • Cryptography and key algorithms
  • Network security
  • The legalities and ethics associated with security and privacy policies
  • The protection of personal information
  • Threat modeling and vulnerability analysis
  • Usability issues in security
  • Wearable device security
  • Privacy in pervasive sensing and social media
  • The security of online transactions


Feature articles should be no longer than 4,200 words (with tables and figures each counting as 300 words) and have no more than 20 references. Illustrations are welcome. For author guidelines, including sample articles, see

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