Todor Tagarev, Nikolai Stoianov

Published in

Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 84)


cybersecurity, cyberattacks, scenario space, capability requirements, technology roadmap, cyber skills

Open Access



The paper presents results from the Horizon 2020 ECHO project, supporting the identification and development of cyberattack scenarios. It explores the scenario space along four dimensions: (1) critical infrastructures and essential services, critically dependent on the ICT infrastructure; (2) types of malicious actors and their capabilities; (3) exploited vulnerabilities; and (4) short- versus longer term horizon. The exploration serves to span comprehensively the scenario space. The authors present a partial list of selected scenarios, storylines, and use cases, that are used in follow-up research to define key components of the capability requirements: technology roadmaps, cyber skills framework, information exchange and certification requirements.