Cyber Defence in the Age of AI, Smart Societies and Augmented Humanity

  • Hamid Jahankhani
  • Stefan Kendzierskyj
  • Nishan Chelvachandran
  • Jaime Ibarra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Cyber Defence & Critical National Infrastructure (CNI)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefan Kendzierskyj, Hamid Jahankhani
      Pages 3-21
    3. Nishan Chelvachandran, Stefan Kendzierskyj, Yelda Shah, Hamid Jahankhani
      Pages 23-36
    4. Nishan Chelvachandran, Sonja Trifuljesko, Karolina Drobotowicz, Stefan Kendzierskyj, Hamid Jahankhani, Yelda Shah
      Pages 57-69
  3. Augmented Humanity & Digital Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Liam Naughton, Herbert Daly
      Pages 73-93
    3. Anthonia Sagay, Hamid Jahankhani
      Pages 95-116
    4. Jaime Ibarra, Hamid Jahankhani, Jake Beavers
      Pages 117-131
    5. Gabriela Ahmadi-Assalemi, Haider Al-Khateeb, Carsten Maple, Gregory Epiphaniou, Zhraa A. Alhaboby, Sultan Alkaabi et al.
      Pages 133-158
    6. Yelda Shah, Nishan Chelvachandran, Stefan Kendzierskyj, Hamid Jahankhani, Radovan Janoso
      Pages 159-176
  4. Technology of Cyber Attacks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Stefan Kendzierskyj, Hamid Jahankhani
      Pages 179-198
    3. Stilyan Petrov, Stefan Kendzierskyj, Hamid Jahankhani
      Pages 199-232
    4. Sergio F. de Abreu, Stefan Kendzierskyj, Hamid Jahankhani
      Pages 267-288
    5. Petri Vähäkainu, Martti Lehto, Antti Kariluoto, Anniina Ojalainen
      Pages 289-315
  5. Smart Societies and Data Exploitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Gregory Epiphaniou, Mirko Bottarelli, Haider Al-Khateeb, Nikolaos Th. Ersotelos, John Kanyaru, Vinita Nahar
      Pages 319-345
    3. Joe Mayhew, Hamid Jahankhani
      Pages 347-373
    4. Sultan Alkaabi, Salman Yussof, Haider Al-Khateeb, Gabriela Ahmadi-Assalemi, Gregory Epiphaniou
      Pages 375-395
    5. Rodrigo Adeodato, Sina Pournouri
      Pages 397-429
    6. James Bore
      Pages 431-450

About this book


This publication highlights the fast-moving technological advancement and infiltration of Artificial Intelligence into society. Concepts of evolution of society through interconnectivity are explored, together with how the fusion of human and technological interaction leading to Augmented Humanity is fast becoming more than just an endemic phase, but a cultural phase shift to digital societies. It aims to balance both the positive progressive outlooks such developments bring with potential issues that may stem from innovation of this kind, such as the invasive procedures of bio hacking or ethical connotations concerning the usage of digital twins. This publication will also give the reader a good level of understanding on fundamental cyber defence principles, interactions with Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and the Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) decision-making framework. A detailed view of the cyber-attack landscape will be garnered; touching on the tactics, techniques and procedures used, red and blue teaming initiatives, cyber resilience and the protection of larger scale systems. The integration of AI, smart societies, the human-centric approach and Augmented Humanity is discernible in the exponential growth, collection and use of [big] data; concepts woven throughout the diversity of topics covered in this publication; which also discusses the privacy and transparency of data ownership, and the potential dangers of exploitation through social media. As humans are become ever more interconnected, with the prolificacy of smart wearable devices and wearable body area networks, the availability of and abundance of user data and metadata derived from individuals has grown exponentially. The notion of data ownership, privacy and situational awareness are now at the forefront in this new age.


critical national infrastructure attack vectors insider threat data ownership red teaming privacy and security blue teaming purple teaming digital twins artificial intelligence augmented humanity cyber defence smart wearable devices big data data ownership smart societies

Editors and affiliations

  • Hamid Jahankhani
    • 1
  • Stefan Kendzierskyj
    • 2
  • Nishan Chelvachandran
    • 3
  • Jaime Ibarra
    • 4
  1. 1.Northumbria UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.CyfortisWorcester ParkUK
  3. 3.Open Innovation HouseSaidot OYESPOOFinland
  4. 4.Northumbria UniversityLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35745-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35746-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-5113
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-9466
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