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Cyber-mitigation: Cybersecurity emergency management

Jeremy Straub, PhD


Cybersecurity is within the realm of emergency management, as cyber-attacks can generate both virtual and real world issues that emergency responders may be called upon to deal with. However, it has a skillset and other characteristics that are distinct from the types of emergency management that most practitioners commonly—and are prepared—to deal with. This paper compares the two disciplines, discusses areas where cybersecurity professionals and researchers can learn from the emergency management discipline and proposes new research directions within the emergency management domain.


mitigation, cybersecurity, emergency management, cyber

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