Automatic detection of cyber security events from turkish twitter stream and newspaper data


7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2021, Virtual, Online, 11 - 13 February 2021, pp.66-76 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Virtual, Online
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-76
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Copyright © 2021 by SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications, Lda. All rights reservedCybersecurity experts scan the internet and face security events that influence user and institutions. An information security analyst regularly examines sources to stay up to date on security events in the domain of expertise. This may lead to a heavy workload for the information analysts if they do not have proper tools for security event investigation. For example, an information analyst may want to stay aware of cybersecurity events, such as a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on a government agency website. The earlier they detect and understand the threats, the longer the time remaining to alleviate the obstacle and to investigate the event. Therefore, information security analysts need to establish and keep situational awareness active about the security events and their likely effects. However, due to the large volume of information flow, it may be difficult for security analysts and researchers to detect and analyze security events timely. It is important to detect security events timely. This study aims at developing tools that are able to provide timely reports of security incidents. A recent challenge is that the internet community use different languages to share information. For instance, information about security events in Turkey is mostly shared on the internet in Turkish. The present study investigates automatic detection of security incidents in Turkish by processing data from Twitter and news media. It proposes an automatic prototype, Turkish-specific software system that can detect cybersecurity events in real time.