A selective literature review on cyber counterintelligence

Petrus Duvenage, Victor Jaquire, Sebastian Von Solms

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For state and non-state actors with sizable cyber interests, numerous breaches during this decade affirmed the necessity of having cyber counterintelligence (CCI) at the centre of cybersecurity efforts. Concurrent with the growing interest in CCI in corporate boardrooms and the corridors of governments, CCI is evolving from a field of academic enquiry to a distinctive academic sub-discipline. The growing body of CCI-focused literature clearly attests to this evolvement. A review of such literature not only has self-evident benefits for CCI’s academic progression, but is also of use to the increasing number of practitioners specialising or interested in this area. Attempting a comprehensive literature review within the confines of a conference paper will be over-ambitious and, in the case of CCI, pre-mature. Therefore, the aim with this paper is to submit a tentative, selective review on CCI literature. This tentative ‘bird’s eye view’ will hopefully provide a premise for progressing towards a more extensive and in-depth literature review.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2018
EditorsAudun Josang
PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781911218852
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event17th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2018 - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 28 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameEuropean Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ECCWS
ISSN (Print)2048-8602
ISSN (Electronic)2048-8610


Conference17th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2018


  • Cyber counterintelligence
  • Cyber security
  • Cyber warfare
  • Deception
  • Denial
  • Literature
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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