CyberOps: Situational Awareness in Cybersecurity Operations

International Journal On Cyber Situational Awareness (IJCSA)

ISSN: (Print) 2057-2182 ISSN: (Online) 2633-495X

DOI: 10.22619/IJCSA

Published Semi-annually. Est. 2014


Dr Cyril Onwubiko, Director – Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Cyber Security, Research Series, London, UK; IEEE DVP

Associate Editors:

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

Professor Karen Renaud, Professor of Cyber Security, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

CyberOps: Situational Awareness in Cybersecurity Operations

Cyril Onwubiko


Cybersecurity operations (CyberOps) is the use and application of cybersecurity capabilities to a domain, department, organisation or nation. It is fundamentally to protect digital investments, contribute to national economic wellbeing by providing a safe, secure and conducive environment to conduct business and to protect a nation’s critical national infrastructures and citizens welfare. In this paper, we investigate operational factors that influence situational awareness of CyberOps, specifically, the features that deals with understanding and comprehension of operational and human factors aspects and that helps with insights on human operator decision making (e.g., cognition, teamwork, knowledge, skills and abilities). The operational factors discussed in this paper range from tools, techniques, integration, architecture to automation, cognition, people, policy, process and procedures.

Keywords: SOC, CSOC, SSOC, CERT, CSIRT, CyberOps, Cybersecurity Operation, CyberSA, Operational Factors, DAAS, Zero Trust, Situational Awareness.

ISSN: (Print) 2057-2182 (Online) 2633-495X

Volume 5. No. 1

DOI: 10.22619/IJCSA.2020.100134

Date: Feb. 2021

Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Onwubiko C. (2020). CyberOps: Situational Awareness in Cybersecurity Operations. International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp82-107.

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