SoK: Autonomic Cybersecurity - Securing Future Disruptive Technologies

Christopher Rouff, Lanier Watkins, Roy Sterritt, Salim Hariri

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This paper is a systemization of knowledge of autonomic cybersecurity. Disruptive technologies, such as IoT, AI and autonomous systems, are becoming more prevalent and often have little or no cybersecurity protections. This lack of security is contributing to the expanding cybersecurity attack surface. The autonomic computing initiative was started to address the complexity of administering complex computing systems by making them self-managing. Autonomic systems contain attributes to address cyberattacks, such as self-protecting and self-healing that can secure new technologies. There has been a number of research projects on autonomic cybersecurity, with different approaches and target technologies, many of them disruptive. This paper reviews autonomic computing, analyzes research on autonomic cybersecurity, and provides a systemization of knowledge of the research. The paper concludes with identification of gaps in autonomic cybersecurity for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 26 Jul 2021
EventIEEE Int. Conf. Cyber Security and Resilience - Virtual
Duration: 26 Jul 202128 Jul 2021


ConferenceIEEE Int. Conf. Cyber Security and Resilience
Abbreviated titleCSR
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  • Autonomic Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Disruptive Technology


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