One of our Ph.D. students, Pablo Philipe Pessoa, under the advisor of professor Paulo Maciel, recently published a chapter for the book “Contemporary Challenges for Cybersecurity and Data Privacy” an academic research book by IGI Global focused on the current era of digital integration and the growing concern about protecting confidential information against growing cyber threats. The book is a curated collection of research by experts aiming to scrutinize modern cybercrime and misconduct. It addresses the need for innovative countermeasures against cyber threats and offers actionable strategies to fortify the digital realm. The topics covered range from artificial intelligence and blockchain innovations to cyber law, cybercrime, data security, malware detection, phishing attacks, and privacy preservation. The book is a valuable resource for cybersecurity professionals, researchers, developers, and practitioners seeking insights into enhancing digital security and privacy in today’s technology-driven landscape.
Chapter 7 of the book “Contemporary Challenges for Cyber Security and Data Privacy” focuses on methodologies utilizing hardware performance counters (HPCs) to enhance cybersecurity. The chapter emphasizes preventing, detecting, and mitigating cyberattacks to maintain systems and data integrity. It presents various methods and strategies employing HPCs, incorporating advanced techniques from statistics and computing to fortify cybersecurity. Additionally, the chapter advocates for a comprehensive approach involving preventive measures, regular penetration testing, user education, robust security policies, and advanced threat detection techniques to combat evolving cyber threats effectively. While traditional security tools remain crucial, HPCs offer efficient support in dealing with the growing sophistication of cyberattacks.