Cybersecurity: A Deep Dive Into the Abyss Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractCyberspace reaches all corners of human access and includes cyber-physical systems such as power grids, communication networks, industrial plants, transportation networks, ports and shipping, and a myriad of networked home appliances through the Internet of Things. One goal of this article is to engage and inform personnel in the maritime domain to help secure cyberspace from adversaries. Another goal is to provide an introductory systems view to help manage cyberspace security. We show that cyberspace is a reflection of human networks and share the advantages and flaws inherent in these human networks. Trust in this network is the missing link that prevents us from securing this network. Although this viewpoint is not an exact model, we believe it helps simplify the complexity of cyberspace and the wide variety of attacks that are possible. These goals help the average person see the big picture, and the entire system can become more robust by allowing everyone to participate intelligently in this endeavor. This article explains in a more simplistic but useful manner the domain of cyberspace, enabling better security of the ecosystem.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Koola, P. M.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Koola, Paul Mario

publication date

  • September 2018