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Research on intelligent cyber security to be presented at IEEE conference

Mauro Pappaterra, who recently graduated in computer science at Linnaeus University, will present a paper on using artificial intelligence methods to support automation within cyber security at IEEE SMC 2019.

The paper is entitled A Review of Intelligent Cybersecurity with Bayesian Networks and is written by Mauro Pappaterra, recently graduated student in computer science, and Francesco Flammini, senior lecturer of computer science. It has been accepted for conference presentation and publication in the proceedings of the 2019 IEEE SMC international conference 6-9 October 2019 in Bari, Italy.

The conference is the flagship event of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) society, and the paper will be featured in the special session on Homeland Security: Tools and Methodologies. It will be presented by Mauro Pappaterra, who has been granted registration costs and travel expenses by the Department of computer science and media technology. He has also been awarded SMC's Student and Young Professional Travel Grant.


Cybersecurity threats have surged in the past decades. Experts agree that conventional security measures will soon not be enough to stop the propagation of more sophisticated and harmful cyberattacks.

Recently, there has been a growing interest in mastering the complexity of cybersecurity by adopting methods borrowed from Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to support automation. In this paper, we provide a brief survey and some hints about Bayesian Network applications to intelligent cybersecurity in order to enable quantitative threat assessment for superior risk analysis and situation awareness.