Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 10, Number 03, March 2020

Ontology-based Model for Security Assessment: Predicting Cyberattacks Through Threat Activity Analysis


Pavel Yermalovich and Mohamed Mejri, Université Laval, Canada


The prediction of attacks is essential for the prevention of potential risk. Therefore, risk forecasting contributes a lot to the optimization of the information security budget. This article focuses on the ontology and stages of a cyberattack. It introduces the main representatives of the attacking side and describes their motivation.


Cyberattack, cyberattack prediction, ontology, cyberattack ontology, information security, cybersecurity,IT security, data security, threat activity.