Analysis of Patent Citations of Academic Cybersecurity Research

2017-06-29T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Ole Villadsen
This poster was presented at the 21st Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education (CISSE).

Academic research on cybersecurity plays an important role in creating solutions to address threats to information security. However, there is limited research on the full extent to which academic cybersecurity research contributes to commercial solutions to improve information security.

A large-scale analysis of patent citations of academic publications (e.g. journal articles and conference proceedings) on cybersecurity offers one method of capturing data to measure the transition from research into practice.

-- The research information tool SciVal and the bibliographic database Scopus provide the ability to discover academic literature on cybersecurity and the patents that cite these publications.

-- The results of this demonstration indicate that recent patents cite academic cybersecurity-focused publications at a rate similar to, and in many cases higher than, most other All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) categories related to Computer Science and Engineering.