International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Hamid Jahankhani
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 6 issues per year
- Impact factor (Clarivate Analytics) 2023 0.8 (5 Year Impact Factor 0.7)
- CiteScore 2.0 (2022)
IJESDF aims to establish dialogue in an ideal and unique setting for researchers and practitioners to have a knowledge resource, report and publish scholarly articles and engage in debate on various security-related issues, new developments and latest proven methodologies in the field of electronic security and digital forensics. This includes the measures governments must take to protect the security of information on the Internet, the implications of cyber-crime in large corporations and for individuals, vulnerability research, zero day attacks, digital forensic investigation, ethical hacking, anti-forensics, identity fraud, phishing, pharming, relevant case studies, and "best practice" for tackling cyber crime.
Topics covered include
- Electronic security, information security systems, systems and network security
- Vulnerability research, ethical hacking, zero day attack, attack pattern recognition
- Computational immunology, authentication authorisations
- Security in mobile platforms, mobile agents/artificial intelligence
- Security: security policies/procedures, strategic approaches, requirements engineering
- Identity: theft, management systems, access management systems
- Open source intelligence, criminal data mining/network analysis/intelligence
- Phishing/pharming/spearphishing, cyber war, cybercrime detection/analysis
- Digital cities, GSM-solicited crime
- Computer/mobile device/network/software forensics, anti-forensics
- Digital forensics tools/techniques/standardisation, testing/approvals for forensic tools
- Crime scene/search and seizure processes, criminal investigation of mobile devices
- Investigative techniques, judicial processes, legal/ethical issues, cyber crime legislations
- Digital and physical surveillance, digital image manipulation
- Cryptographic algorithms/protocols, steganography, hidden data
The widespread use of information and communications technology (ICT) has created a global platform for the exchange of ideas, goods and services; the benefits of which are enormous. However, it has also created boundless opportunities for fraud and deception. Cyber-crime is one of the biggest growth industry around the globe, whether it be in the form of violation of company policies, fraud, hate crime, extremism, child pornography, or terrorism. It is therefore paramount that the security industry raises its game to combat these threats. This is an issue of global importance as researchers, government officials, company executives and law enforcement agencies all over the world are struggling to cope.
Advancement in the field of information security and digital forensics are expected to continue increasing during the foreseeable future and the IJESDF is designed to meet the demand for researchers to publish high quality peer reviewed publications. The requirements of industry are varied, challenging and continually changing, with cyber security at the forefront of the knowledge explosion. Articles will focus on research and development, practical knowledge and they present an unbiased review, useful information and techniques.
The intended audience will include members in academia, public and private sector, students and those who are interested in and will benefit from electronic security and digital forensics. In addition the new journal will become a forum for building a community that will engage in dialogue and gain knowledge from each other.
IJESDF publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in electronic security and digital forensics will occasionally be published.
IJESDF is indexed in:
- Scopus (Elsevier)
- Compendex [formerly Ei] (Elsevier)
- Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
- Academic OneFile (Gale)
- ACM Digital Library
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
- Google Scholar
- Info Trac (Gale)
- Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
- ProQuest Advanced Technologies Database with Aerospace
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Editor in Chief
- Jahankhani, Hamid, Northumbria University London Campus, UK
- Jamal, Arshad, Northumbria University London Campus, UK
- Watson, David Lilburn, Watson Business Solutions Ltd., UK
Editorial Board Members
- Blyth, Andrew, University of South Wales, UK
- Cano, Jeimy J., Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
- Cassano, Luca, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Dastbaz, Mohammad, University of East London, UK
- Dwivedi, Karan, Google, USA
- Dzemydiene, Dale, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
- Flechais, Ivan, Oxford University, UK
- Gemikonakli, Orhan, Middlesex University, UK
- George, Carlisle, Middlesex University, UK
- Gomez, Antonio Mana, University of Malaga, Spain
- Hassan, Bilal, Northumbria University, UK
- Hessami, Ali, Vega Systems, UK
- Hsu, Feng, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
- Jahankhani, Hossein, University of East London, UK
- Jurjens, Jan, Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST) and TU Dortmund, Germany
- Justickis, Viktoras, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
- McEachen II, John C., Naval Postgraduate School, USA
- Me, Gianluigi, Università degli Studi "Tor Vergata", Italy
- Pattinson, Colin, Leeds Beckett University, UK
- Pohlmann, Norbert, University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen, Germany
- Preston, David Seth, University of East London, UK
- Revett, Kenneth, British University in Egypt, Egypt
- Sahandi, Reza, Bournemouth University, UK
- Sanghi, Dheeraj, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
- Shirvani, Ayoub, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
- Tenreiro de Magalhães, Sérgio, University do Minho and Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
- Tryfonas, Theodore, University of Bristol, UK
- Watney, Murdoch, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
- Weiss, Michael, Carleton University, Canada
- Zorkadis, Vasilios, Hellenic Data Protection Authority and Hellenic Open University, Portugal
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Global effort needed to combat corruption and recover stolen assets
8 September, 2023
Research in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics highlights the need for urgency in tackling corruption crime and the need to recover stolen assets particularly those taken from developing and transitional economies. The issue has far-reaching economic implications with such cross-border crime amounting to trillions of dollars every year. Such a problem needs a global solution as it erodes governance and justice as well as hampering civil, political, and socio-economic rights. The researchers suggest that preventive measures are desperately needed as well as international cooperation in mitigating the devastating impact of corruption on economies worldwide. Rakhmatulla Balashov and Oxana Filipets Institute of Postgraduate Education, Law Enforcement Academy in Kosshy, and Svetlana Baimoldina of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan shed light on the dim problem of corruption and its devastating economic consequences. The team used analytical and comparative legal methods, to examine the challenges associated with repatriating stolen assets from abroad and identified critical gaps in asset recovery legislation [...]More details...
Unhooking phishing threats
11 September, 2023
Research in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics offers a new approach to combating phishing attacks in order to enhance online security and reduce cybercrime against individuals and businesses and attacks on governments so improving national security.. T. Kalaichelvi of the Panimalar Engineering College in Chennai, India, and colleagues have proposed a new threat-modelling technique that can pinpoint and eliminate vulnerabilities that make a computer system more susceptible to a phishing attack. The team's approach uses the STRIDE threat design methodology, a potent tool that demonstrates an impressive 96.3% accuracy rate in detecting phishing web addresses. The work offers a real solution for individuals and organizations alike to defeat the phishing threat [...]More details...
Righting the digital wrongs
20 October, 2023
There are many challenges facing us in the digital age, especially in terms of security and privacy, safeguarding, and human rights. Research published in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics has surveyed the realm of human rights in the wake of digitalisation. Narkes Zhexembayeva, Arailym K. Jangabulova, Guldana A. Kuanalieva, Makhabbat K. Nakisheva, and Bahytkul M. Konysbai of the Department of Customs, Financial and Environmental Law at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, undertook a comparative study to explore the legal challenges we face in defining digital rights [...]More details...