Cybersecurity is a science and it is making itself felt in the minds and plans of organizations as well as their leaders. Data breaches, phishing, ransomware and cyber attacks are becoming a common event. More focus is needed. This interesting topic came to us from Security Boulevard in their article, “Are Cyber-Ontologies the Future of Cybersecurity?”

The situation that has forced many cybersecurity professionals to invest in security operations centers, as well as other technologies. Cybersecurity vendors are quickly responding with new and inventive options.

One interesting area that is starting to get a great deal of interest is the concept of establishing a cyber-ontology. An ontology is “the branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being,” but those promoting the science of cybersecurity have adopted a more relevant definition of ontology, which is “a set of concepts and categories in a subject area or domain that shows their properties and the relations between them.”

Cyber-ontologies may prove to be the adaptive dictionary of data, application, and user relationships. It can enhance behavioral analysis and work to stop the spread of threats.

Melody K. Smith

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