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      A Social Network Analysis Tool for Uncovering Cybersecurity Threats

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      6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019 (ICS-CSR)
      Cyber Security Research
      10th-12th September 2019
      Cybercrime, Social Network Analysis, Computer Security


            The paper presents the design and implementation of the Cybersecurity Social Network Analyser ( CSNA ) platform. The CSNA is a software system for real time automated analysis of cybersecurity-related information available on Social Networks, with a focus on Twitter. Its aim is to uncover cybersecurity breach related discussions and posts, identify emerging cybersecurity incidents and provide, in a timely fashion, early warning alerts. The CSNA platform presents the results from the analysis of the gathered information in a variety of graphical formats for easy visualisation of potential threats within user-specified time windows of interest. We complement our description with a demonstration of the real time information provided by the platform during its operation on the Twitter social network.


            Author and article information

            September 2019
            September 2019
            : 97-106
            [1 ]Computer Technology Institute & Press -– ”DIOPHANTUS”,

            Nikou Kazantzaki str.,

            University of Patras Campus, GR-256504,

            Rio, Patras, Greece
            [2 ]University of Thessaly, General Department,

            Larissa – Trikala Ring Road, GR-41110

            Larissa, Greece
            [2 ]Business Administration Department,

            University of Patras, GR-26504,

            Rio, Patras, Greece
            [2 ]Computer Engineering and Informatics Department

            University of Patras GR-26504

            Rio, Patras, Greece
            [0005]University of Thessaly,

            Larissa – Trikala Ring Road, GR-41110

            Larissa, Greece
            © Vasileios Vlachos et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019

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            6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019
            Athens, Greece
            10th-12th September 2019
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Cyber Security Research
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/icscsr19.13
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Cybercrime,Computer Security,Social Network Analysis


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