Research Methods for Cyber Security, 1st Edition

  • Thomas W. Edgar
  • David O. Manz
  • Published By: Syngress
  • ISBN-10: 0128129301
  • ISBN-13: 9780128129302
  • DDC: 005.8
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 428 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Overview

This book teaches scientific methods for generating impactful knowledge, validating theories, and adding critical rigor to the cyber security field. It shows how to develop a research plan, beginning by starting research with a question, then offers an introduction to the broad range of useful research methods for cyber security research: observational, mathematical, experimental, and applied. Each research method chapter concludes with recommended outlines and suggested templates for submission to peer reviewed venues. The book concludes with information on cross-cutting issues within cyber security research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Authors.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Introduction to Science.
2: Science and Cyber Security.
3: Starting Your Research.
Observational Research Methods.
4: Exploratory Study.
5: Descriptive Study.
6: Machine Learning.
Mathematical Research Methods.
7: Theoretical Research.
8: Using Simulation for Research.
Experimental Research Methods.
9: Hypothetico-Deductive Research.
10: Quasi-Experimental Research.
Applied Research Methods.
11: Applied Experimentation.
12: Applied Observational Study.
Additional Materials.
13: Instrumentation.
14: Addressing the Adversary.
15: Scientific Ethics.
Index.