I Don’t Trust ICT: Research Challenges in Cyber Security

  • Félix Gómez Mármol
  • Manuel Gil PérezEmail author
  • Gregorio Martínez Pérez
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 473)


Can we trust ICT (Information & Communication Technology) systems? Every single day a handful of previously unknown security vulnerabilities on these environments are published, dangerously feeding the lack of trust feeling that many end users already exhibit with respect to ICT. In order to disrupt and even invert such a perilous tendency (hindering the wide adoption of ICT and all its associated benefits), a number of research challenges in the field of cyber security need to be addressed. This paper presents some of these key challenges, offering initial thoughts on how to tackle each of them.


Trustworthy ICT Cyber security Research challenges 



This work has been partially supported by the European Commission under grant agreements FP7-ICT-2013.1.4/609062 - SMARTIE (Secure and Smarter Cities Data Management) and H2020-ICT-2014-2/671672 - SELFNET (Framework for Self-Organized Network Management in Virtualized and Software Defined Networks).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Félix Gómez Mármol
    • 1
  • Manuel Gil Pérez
    • 2
    Email author
  • Gregorio Martínez Pérez
    • 2
  1. 1.NEC Europe Ltd.HeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Departamento de Ingeniería de la Información y las ComunicacionesUniversity of MurciaMurciaSpain

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