Cybersecurity: Scopus shows you the latest research trends

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The very nature and high stakes of the Aerospace & Defense industry make it one of the most knowledgeable and innovative industries in questions of cybersecurity. But threats are continually evolving, making it essential to remain two steps ahead of potential risks.

How can you discover what the industry is focusing on regarding cybersecurity, and what new topics are emerging? It starts with Scopus.

Step 1: View the landscape

View the landscape

The number of document records in Scopus related to the term cybersecurity has ballooned in the last 5 years. While, yearly publication numbers have more than tripled since 2014.

Step 2: Zoom in on a topic

Zoom in on a topic

Documents by affiliation

Scopus analysis tools reveal that the subset of documents specifically mentioning aerospace, aeronautics, aviation, flight or airplane spans a broad range of subject areas and are published by both academia and industry.

The bulk of publications discuss cybersecurity within the context of product design and engineering, programming and network structures, and the increasingly important human factor.

Step 3: Identify focus areas

Identify focus areas

Over the last 15 years, industry-specific research reports in Scopus have focused on risk assessment, including threat modeling and detection of intrusion and anomalies (circle radius represents relative number of documents on each focus area).

Traffic control has always been a central topic that overlaps with discussions of risk prognosis and mitigation.

Step 4: Find emerging topics

Find emerging topics

Further analysis of keywords in Scopus shows newly emerging topics as well. Tightening regulations, particularly around data privacy, and the spreading Internet of Things raises questions like how to ensure data privacy on flights with WLAN services.

Security and safety threats posed by drones also has a footprint in the literature. Finally, securing the supply chain for aerospace and defense manufacturers is a small but palpable topic showing an upward trend.

What topics can Scopus help you discover?

The complexity of issues in a multinational and cross-sectional industry can be difficult to capture and leverage. Uncovering emerging trends in the literature can help you stay ahead of the competition. Discover Scopus and see beyond citations.

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