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Toward Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable Cybersecurity Artifacts
 by David Balenson, Laura Tinnel, Terry Benzel, Eric Eide, David Emmerich, David Johnson & Jelena Mirkovic.

Abstract
Researchers in experimental cybersecurity are increasingly sharing the code, data, and other artifacts associated with their studies. This trend is encouraged and rewarded by conferences and journals through practices such as artifact evaluation and badging. While these trends in sharing artifacts are promising, the cybersecurity community is still far from an ecosystem in which artifacts are FAIR: findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. The lack of established standards and best practices for sharing and reuse results in artifacts that are often difficult to find and reuse; in addition, the lack of community standards results in artifacts that may be incomplete and low-quality. In this paper we describe our experience in creating an online community hub, called SEARCCH, to promote the sharing and reuse of artifacts for cybersecurity research. Based on our experience, we offer lessons learned: issues that must be addressed to further promote FAIR principles in experimental cybersecurity.
BibTEX Entry
@inproceedings{10.1145/3546096.3546104,
    author = {Balenson, David and Benzel, Terry and Eide, Eric and Emmerich, David and Johnson, David and Mirkovic, Jelena and Tinnel, Laura},
    title = {Toward Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable Cybersecurity Artifacts},
    year = {2022},
    isbn = {9781450396844},
    publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
    url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3546096.3546104},
    doi = {10.1145/3546096.3546104},
    abstract = {Researchers in experimental cybersecurity are increasingly sharing the code, data, and other artifacts associated with their studies. This trend is encouraged and rewarded by conferences and journals through practices such as artifact evaluation and badging. While these trends in sharing artifacts are promising, the cybersecurity community is still far from an ecosystem in which artifacts are FAIR: findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. The lack of established standards and best practices for sharing and reuse results in artifacts that are often difficult to find and reuse; in addition, the lack of community standards results in artifacts that may be incomplete and low-quality. In this paper we describe our experience in creating an online community hub, called SEARCCH, to promote the sharing and reuse of artifacts for cybersecurity research. Based on our experience, we offer lessons learned: issues that must be addressed to further promote FAIR principles in experimental cybersecurity.},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test},
    pages = {6570},
    numpages = {6},
    keywords = {artifact catalog, FAIR principles, SEARCCH, reproducibility, cybersecurity artifacts},
    location = {Virtual, CA, USA},
    series = {CSET '22}
    }
ACM Digital Library: https://doi.org/10.1145/3546096.3546104
 













 

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