New website predicts likelihood of cyberattacks between nations, CS’s Anton Dahbura, The Hub

October 15, 2020

Where in the world might the next cyberattack between nations take place?

A new online database developed by a team of Johns Hopkins University computer scientists and international studies students predicts that there is an “extremely high likelihood” of a Russian cyberattack on Ukraine.

The second most likely? The United States against Iran.

The Cyber Attack Predictive Index devised by computer science professor Anton Dahbura along with cybersecurity lecturer Terry Thompson and former undergraduate Divya Rangarajan provides a predictive analysis of nations most likely to engage in the surreptitious strategy waged with keyboards, code, and destructive malware rather than soldiers, tanks and airplanes.

“The site attempts to anticipate and predict where the next major cyber conflict could break out based on existing data from past attacks,” said Dahbura, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute and co-director of the new Johns Hopkins University Institute for Assured Autonomy. “It’s a very good approximation of what’s hot and what’s not.”

Read more at The Hub

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