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 - 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
Internet address


  • Autonomic Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Disruptive Technology


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