A Public-Private-Partnership Model For National Cyber Situational Awareness

International Journal On Cyber Situational Awareness (IJCSA)

ISSN: (Print) 2057-2182 ISSN: (Online) 2057-2182

DOI: 10.22619/IJCSA

Published Semi-annually. Est. 2014


Dr Cyril Onwubiko, Chair – Cyber Security & Intelligence, E-Security Group, Research Series, London, UK; IEEE UK & Ireland Section Secretary

Associate Editors:

Professor Frank Wang, Head of School / Professor of Future Computing, Chair IEEE Computer Society, UK&RI, School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Dr Thomas Owens, Senior Lecturer & Director of Quality, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University, London, UK

A Public-Private-Partnership Model for National Cyber Situational Awareness

Timea Pahi and Florian Skopik


The information age has led to the merger of various infrastructures, from both business and governmental sectors and their functions, such as information technology, communication and transport systems, banking and finance, energy supply and process control systems. The protection of these systems is essential to resilience and reliability of critical infrastructures and their key resources, consequently to the national security and economic prosperity. The presented public-private-partnership cyber situational awareness (P3CSA) framework provides the mean for swift information flows among the national and private stakeholders working in a strong cooperation. The P3CSA framework offers concepts and methodologies for a multi-level data collection, swift cross-organizational information sharing processes, proper cross-domain incident communication, an early warning system and enhanced cyber situational awareness through customizable big data visualization for superior decision making at both strategic and tactical levels. The gained situational awareness facilitates identifying and responding to cyber threats, enhances the security of essential infrastructures, increases the resistance of critical services for the society and supports decision makers to deal with cyber crises.

Keyword:  cyber situation awareness, national level, critical infrastructure

ISSN: 2057-2182

Volume 1. No. 1

DOI: 10.22619/IJCSA.2016.100102

Date: Nov. 2016

Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Pahi, T. & Skopik, F. (2016). A Public-Private-Partnership Model for National Cyber Situational Awareness. International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp31-53.

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