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The Swiss Technology Observatory gathers an interdisciplinary and international research community born at the Cyber-Defence Campus (CYD) from armasuisse Science and Technology. Today, the Swiss Technology Observatory website is funded and maintained in cooperation...

Prioritizing Investments in Cybersecurity: Empirical Evidence from an Event Study on the Determinants of Cyberattack Costs

Abstract: Along with the increasing frequency and severity of cyber incidents, understanding their economic implications is paramount. In this context, listed firms’ reactions to cyber incidents are compelling to study since they (i) are a good proxy to estimate...

Identifying Emerging Technologies and Influential Companies Using Network Dynamics of Patent Clusters

Abstract The need for dependable and real-time insights on technological paradigm shifts requires objective information. We develop a lean recommender system which predicts emerging technology by a sequential blend of machine learning and network analytics. We...

A Novel Algorithm for Informed Investment in Cybersecurity Companies and Technologies

Abstract We introduce a novel recursive algorithm that analyzes and ranks the relative influence that companies and technologies have in a technology landscape. The algorithm also incorporates exogenous variables that reflect investor preferences. The results provide...

Identification of Future Cyberdefense Technology by Text Mining

Abstract We propose a reproducible, automated, scalable, and free method for automated bibliometric analysis that requires little computing power. We explain how firms can use this method with open source data from public repositories to generate unbiased insights...