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ACM Launches Digital Threats OA Journal

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) introduced a new peer-reviewed, OA journal, Digital Threats: Research and Practice (DTRAP), which “targets the prevention, identification, mitigation and elimination of digital threats.” It “seeks to bridge the gap between academic research and industry practice, [and] is aimed at concrete, rather than theoretical, threats.”

“DTRAP plans to publish a new class of articles called ‘Field Notes.’ Designed to capture interesting empirical observations that may provide a data point for future research and unusual or novel occurrences, a Field Note is envisioned as an article that provides some insights into some problem that is interesting and relevant for further research investigation.”

Regular columns will include With the Benefit of Hindsight (featuring “what authors have learned from past cybersecurity successes or failures, exploring themes such as lessons learned during a security event, how the landscape has changed since the event, and what further development remains to be done”) and Leaving the Laboratory: Putting Research Into Practice (which will “examine a peer-reviewed research article from a recent issue of DTRAP with respect to implementing research, essentially taking the research into practice. Topics for this column will include general concerns for both researchers and practitioners that relate to doing research effectively, or examining actual changes seen in the security landscape as a result of researchers and practitioners collaborating”).

“We encourage submissions from people with a wide range of expertise in all fields related to cybersecurity,” says Arun Lakhotia, DTRAP’s co-editor-in-chief. “Too often, leading-edge cybersecurity researchers at universities, and practitioners working on the front lines of keeping systems secure, have worked within their own silos. We believe the DTRAP journal will be a way to foster more dialogue and engagement between these two important groups, which will vastly improve the toolbox cybersecurity professionals are working with.”

For more information, read the press release.



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