Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

International Journal of Information Technology

Volume

13

Issue

1

First Page

5

Last Page

17

Publisher

Springer

School

School of Science / ECU Security Research Institute

RAS ID

35485

Funders

Malmö University

Comments

Kebande, V. R., Karie, N. M., & Ikuesan, R. A. (2021). Real-time monitoring as a supplementary security component of vigilantism in modern network environments. International Journal of Information Technology, 13(1), 5-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41870-020-00585-8

Abstract

© 2020, The Author(s). The phenomenon of network vigilantism is autonomously attributed to how anomalies and obscure activities from adversaries can be tracked in real-time. Needless to say, in today’s dynamic, virtualized, and complex network environments, it has become undeniably necessary for network administrators, analysts as well as engineers to practice network vigilantism, on traffic as well as other network events in real-time. The reason is to understand the exact security posture of an organization’s network environment at any given time. This is driven by the fact that modern network environments do, not only present new opportunities to organizations but also a different set of new and complex cybersecurity challenges that need to be resolved daily. The growing size, scope, complexity, and volume of networked devices in our modern network environments also makes it hard even for the most experienced network administrators to independently provide the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to oversee or diagnose complex network problems. Besides, with the growing number of Cyber Security Threats (CSTs) in the world today, many organisations have been forced to change the way they plan, develop and implement cybersecurity strategies as a way to reinforce their ability to respond to cybersecurity incidents. This paper, therefore, examines the relevance of Real-Time Monitoring (RTM) as a supplementary security component of vigilantism in modern network environments, more especially for proper planning, preparedness, and mitigation in case of a cybersecurity incident. Additionally, this paper also investigates some of the key issues and challenges surrounding the implementation of RTM for security vigilantism in our modern network environments.

DOI

10.1007/s41870-020-00585-8

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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Research Themes

Securing Digital Futures

Priority Areas

Critical Infrastructure

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