Call for Papers on the Special Issue on Cyber Security

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021
Publication Timeline: April 30, 2022

Guest Editors: Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA; Ashok Kumar Das, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India; B. M. Mehtre, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), Hyderabad, India

With the ever-increasing magnitude and landscape of cyber attacks, the need for increasingly stronger cyber security practices is being felt almost in every sphere of connected life. The banking and financial sector is no exception. Rather, lucrative financial gains attract cyber criminals to relentlessly attack financial institutions, technology service providers, and the associated communication infrastructure. Of course, there are other motivational factors too. Moreover, cyber-attacks as well as related security technologies are continuously evolving and the respective stakeholders (i.e., both attackers and defenders) are constantly working and reworking their strategies and counter strategies to stay ahead.

This special issue of the Journal of Banking and Financial Technology focuses on original research and practice-driven applications with a direct relevance to cyber security. This Special Issue on Cyber Security aims to highlight the latest challenges in cyber security as well as the promising and/or state-of-the-art defense mechanisms by bringing together cutting-edge work of the vibrant scientific and research community and industry professionals.

This Special Issue on Cyber Security solicits original and high quality articles in the area of Cyber Security. Good review articles covering the state-of-the-art methods on any related topic is also welcome. The scope of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Access Control
  • AI/ML and Cyber Security
  • Application Security
  • Authentication
  • Big Data Analytics in Cyber Security
  • Biometrics
  • Blockchain
  • Botnet Detection
  • Cloud Security
  • Code Obfuscation
  • Covert Channels and Information Flow
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Cryptography
  • Cyber Risk
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Database Security
  • Data Privacy
  • Denial of Service Attacks and Detection
  • Digital Banking Security
  • Digital Currencies and Security Issues
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Digital Signature
  • Economic aspects of security
  • Embedded Systems Security
  • End Point Security
  • Financial Cryptography
  • Firewall Security
  • Formal Methods and Security Verification
  • Hardware Security
  • Homomorphic Encryption
  • Human Aspects of Security Vulnerabilities
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Key Distribution and Management
  • Malware
  • Mobile Security
  • Multi-Party Secure Communication
  • Network Security
  • Penetration Testing
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Ransomware
  • Secret Sharing
  • Secure Electronic Commerce
  • Security Management and Policies
  • Security Metrics
  • Steganography
  • Trust Models
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Watermarking

Submission Link:

All submissions should follow the instructions available at
Submission process: At the time of article submission, please select the Topical Issue (TI) of your choice.
This Topical Issue section can be found under the ‘Additional Information’ Section.
Please follow the given steps:
Step I - ‘Does this manuscript belong to a special issue? Yes/No’. Please enter ‘Yes’.
Step II - The author must choose the Topical Issue of choice, which will be: Cyber Security- selects this title from the drop down list.
All enquiries regarding the topical issue should be sent to the Publishing