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Cyber Vigilantes: a Deep Dive into the Art and Science of Digital Defense

EasyChair Preprint no. 12105

8 pagesDate: February 14, 2024


In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and increasing digital interconnectedness, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has become paramount.  This research examines the motivations, methodologies, and ethical implications associated with cyber vigilante activities. It explores the evolution of cyber threats and the role of vigilantes in responding to emerging challenges. The study investigates the various tools and techniques employed by cyber vigilantes, ranging from threat intelligence gathering to proactive countermeasures. The study also addresses the delicate balance between the need for individual empowerment in cyberspace and the potential risks posed by unregulated vigilantism. The interdisciplinary nature of this research incorporates insights from cybersecurity, criminology, ethics, and law. Additionally, it offers insights into how society, policymakers, and the cybersecurity community can navigate the challenges posed by cyber threats and the unconventional defenders who rise to meet them. Ultimately, this deep dive into the art and science of digital defense sheds light on the evolving dynamics of cybersecurity in a world where the line between protector and vigilante becomes increasingly blurred. The research seeks to contribute to the ongoing discourse on cybersecurity ethics, governance, and the role of individuals in safeguarding the digital landscape.

Keyphrases: Cyber Vigilantes, Cybersecurity, Digital Defense

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  author = {Burak Demir and James Henry},
  title = {Cyber Vigilantes: a Deep Dive into the Art and Science of Digital Defense},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 12105},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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