From Theory to Practice: Towards an OSINT Framework to Mitigate Arabic Social Cyber Attacks

Ahmed Aleroud, Nour Alhussien, Craig Albert

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Abstract

Ongoing research indicates the types of issues that need to be considered by a social cybersecurity researcher or practitioner. This study investigates the existing research on social cyber security on Arabic social media. It suggests the need to consider socio-political issues when presenting computational social media studies. We investigate the scope of social cyberattacks in Arabic. We show the need for new open-source intelligence (OSINT) framework to identify disinformation, bots, trolls, cyborgs, and memes. Recent studies have found that such attacks are spreading in 25 different languages including Arabic; some of these have caused injury and even death. We provide a comprehensive requirement analysis for developing open-source intelligence systems to detect social cyberattacks in Arabic. We show that while there are many OSINT Systems (OSINTs) to mitigate such attacks in English, systems needed to mitigate such attacks in other languages such as Arabic are still limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications, IDSTA 2022
EditorsMohammad Alsmirat, Yaser Jararweh, Moayad Aloqaily, Izzat Alsmadi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages146-151
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665499606
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event3rd International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications, IDSTA 2022 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Sep 5 2022Sep 7 2022

Publication series

Name2022 International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications, IDSTA 2022

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications, IDSTA 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period9/5/229/7/22

Keywords

  • Arabic social media
  • cyber bots
  • misinformation
  • OSINT
  • state sponsored attacks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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