Logo for cybersecurity for Decision Makers Cybersecurity for Decision Makers (2023)
Vajjhala, N. R. & Strang, K. D. (eds.); Williams, G. (mgr.); USA: Routlege/Taylor & Francis/CRC Press
Overview: This book explores cybersecurity from a decision-making role rather than a purely technical viewpoint. The target audience includes: Cybersecurity managers, leaders, executive decision makers, researchers, university professors, school teachers, company trainers, and security practitioners. We are aligned with United Nations sustainable development goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. 

RQ1. Why should decision makers be aware of cybersecurity, what should  this awareness include, and who should be informed?
RQ2. How can organizations assess their cybersecurity vulnerabilities and what benchmarks, indicators or maturity levels would be relevant?
RQ3. How has cybersecurity attacks impacted different industries, organizations and in different countries; what are the case studies and lessons learned?
RQ4. Which cybersecurity applications or defenses ought to be selected for prevention or mitigation, and how/when/where should they be implemented?
RQ5. What organizational learning, training and or onboarding are needed to make companies resilient against cybersecurity attacks?
RQ6. What pedagogy and knowledge are needed to train future generations, in school, college, and in continuing education or research institutions?
RQ7. What are the literature gaps and what future research is needed to advance the state-of-the-art in the cybersecurity field for stakeholders?

Topic areas include (but are not limited to): Important dates (email first editor for questions at narasimharaonarasimha@gmail.com):
  • Introduction to cybersecurity and cybercrime - why cybersecurity is needed and who needs it
  • Contemporary cybersecurity issues and risks for decision makers
  • Cybersecurity frameworks and assessment models
  • Cybersecurity project and risk management
  • Cybersecurity ethics and privacy
  • Cybersecurity organizational readiness, research analytics
  • Business continuity and recovery after cyber attacks
  • Cyber economics, research frameworks, cost of mitigation
  • Cybersecurity leadership, communities of practice
  • How and why cybersecurity impacts other disciplines
  • Cybersecurity attack case studies, lessons learned
  • Cybersecurity college student education and company employee training
  • Analyzing cybersecurity with artificial intelligence, machine learning, parametric/nonparametric statistics.
  • Expression of interest (EoI) - a draft title with keywords - due end of day: 12 June 2022
    Upload proposed chapter title, and brief abstract or puropse to our book submission site;
    Publication is free (no charges to  authors), indexing is planned for Scopus, WSCI and maybe others;
  • Draft chapter due: 30 July 2022
    Follow CHAPTER STYLE GUIDE, include title/abstract/author/keywords in manuscript; ensure title reflects content; The paper needs to be updated (at least 30%) from any of your previous publications (if applicable);
    There should be at least 10 references, and at least 3 sources dated no earlier than 2021;
    The length of chapter should be 7,000-12,000 words (roughly 12-25 pages, single spaced, including references);
    APA active writing style and references should be used; upload to above submission site;
  • Peer review period: 1 July - 1 September 2022 (in parallel with above to fast-track accepted chapters)
    Authors asked to contribute 2 peer reviews and will be added to book meta-data as Editorial Board Members;
  • Finalized chapter due: 30 September 2022 
    After receiving your peer reviews, apply them if reasonable, upload your revised final chapter with revision tracking on so we can see the changes - we will reserve acceptance or reject decision based on this final version;
  • Final acceptance notification: 1 December 2022 
    We will confirm acceptance, we will finalize the book and then transfer our work to the publisher.
Picture of Dr. Narasimha Rao Vajjhala

Associate Professor Narasimha Rao Vajjhala
School of IT & Computing, Nigeria;
University of New York,
Tirana, Albania.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8260-2392
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drvajjhala

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Professor Kenneth David Strang
Business & Consumer Analytics,
W3-Research, Virgin Islands; USA;
RMIT University, Australia
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4333-4399
http://linkedin.com/in/kennethdavidstrang

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