Dragan Korać, PhD, assistant professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Banja Luka, pushes the cyber boundaries with its research results.
His latest scientific research result in the field of cyber protection is presented in the paper A Hybrid XSS attack (HYXSSA) based on fusion approach: Challenges, Threats and Implications in Cybersecurity (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1319157822003299#) and published in the prestigious Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences.
It is a journal ranked in the first group by the number of citations of the most prestigious journals on the SCI list with an extremely high impact factor.
The problem of vector XSS attacks has intrigued the scientific community for years, in terms of what makes an XSS attack such a powerful and dangerous cyber threat, and secondly, how to effectively mitigate the associated vector attacks. Many scientists have tried to provide numerous technical solutions, but over time these attacks have not only survived but have become even more dangerous and notorious in the cyber community. The approach of looking at this problem from the attacker's perspective is what differs this research from all others.
The answer to the question of what makes XSS attacks such a powerful and dangerous cyber threat comes from the implementation of a mathematical model created for a specially developed hybrid XSS attack. This attack was created to facilitate the identification of existing and future potential vector attacks in different modalities represented as frameworks, and the results of the model implementation demonstrated the feasibility of mapping vector attacks into actual mathematical vectors.
The answer to the question of how to mitigate associated vector attacks is presented in the form of a guideline to protect from XSS attacks. This guideline includes two lines of defence: The first line is focused on administrative routine maintenance, and the second is related to education and awareness of users about data protection. Better cyber resilience against XSS attacks requires the implementation and synchronization of both lines of defence.
The specificity of this research also its interdisciplinary research team, composed of, in addition to Asst. Prof. Korać, the co-authors: Boris Damjanović, PhD, assistant professor of the University of "Union" - Nikola Tesla, Dejan Simić, PhD, full professor of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences of the University of Belgrade, and Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, PhD, professor at the University of Texas.
Professor Choo has been one of the most prestigious and most cited world scientists in the past few years, with numerous awards and commendations from prestigious world universities and prestigious magazines. (https://business.utsa.edu/faculty/kim-kwang-raymond-choo/).