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ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice

CERT/CC is very excited to announce a new journal in collaboration with ACM called ACM Digital Threats, Research and Practice.

The journal (DTRAP) is a peer-reviewed journal that targets the prevention, identification, mitigation, and elimination of digital threats. DTRAP promotes the foundational development of scientific rigor in digital security by bridging the gap between academic research and industry practice. The journal welcomes the submission of scientifically rigorous manuscripts that address extant digital threats, rather than the laboratory model of potential threats. To be accepted for publication, manuscripts must demonstrate scientific rigor and present results that are reproducible.

DTRAP invites researchers and practitioners to submit manuscripts that present scientific observations about the identification, prevention, mitigation, and elimination of digital threats in all areas, including computer hardware, software, networks, robots, industrial automation, firmware, digital devices, etc. For articles involving analysis, the journal requires the use of relevant data and the demonstration of the importance of the results. For articles involving the results of structured observation, the journal requires explicit inclusion of rigorous practices, for example, experiments should clearly describe why internal validity, external validity, containment and transparency hold for the experiment described.

Topics relevant to the journal include, but are not limited to:

  • Network Security
  • Web-based threats
  • Point-of-sale threats
  • Closed-network threats
  • Malicious software analysis
  • Exploit analysis
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Adversary tactics
  • Threat landscape studies
  • Criminal ecosystem studies
  • Virus response patterns
  • Adversary attack patterns
  • Studies of security operations processes/practices/TTPs
  • Assessment and measurement of security architectures/organization security posture
  • Threat information management and sharing
  • Security services or threat intelligence ecosystem studies
  • Impact of new technologies/protocols on the threat landscape

For further information and to submit your paper, visit Manuscript Central or write to

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