Modeling a Cyber Defense Business Ecosystem of Ecosystems: Nurturing Brazilian Cyber Defense Resources

Modeling a Cyber Defense Business Ecosystem of Ecosystems: Nurturing Brazilian Cyber Defense Resources

Edison Ishikawa (University of Brasília, Brazil), Eduardo Wallier Vianna (University of Brasília, Brazil), João Mello da Silva (University of Brasília, Brazil), Jorge Henrique Cabral Fernandes (University of Brasília, Brazil), Paulo Roberto de Lira Gondim (University of Brasília, Brazil) and Ricardo Zelenovsky (University of Brasília, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5728-0.ch021
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Providing cyber defense in a country is complex. It involves ensuring the security of various products and services that are part of a global supply chain. In this complex scenario, the challenge is the development of a cyber defense business ecosystem that, reaching a minimum level of maturity, guarantees the security of products and services in cyberspace. This work proposes a cyber defense business ecosystem of ecosystems (BEoE) model with two ecosystems that must be created or fostered, the human resources training ecosystem and the product and service homologation and certification ecosystem. These two cyber defense ecosystems are key to the sustainable growth of an entire chain of production and sourcing of cyber defense goods and services. The proposed model allows the Cyber Defense BEoE to evolve, so that different actors (companies and government agencies) with different levels of maturity in defense and cybersecurity may emerge. In this way, a country's Cyber Defense BEoE may be able to provide products and services at different levels of security for its defense system.
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The Concept Of Business Ecosystems

The concept of Business Ecosystems has evolved over time. Originating from the analogy with biological ecosystems, described as an evolving and dynamic system with competition between different species and same species for natural resources, responding to internal and external disturbances in a complex manner, in a chaotic process, seeking balance (WRI 2000, KAUFFAMAN, 1995).

Rothschild (1990) compared the economic system of capitalism to a live ecosystem, noting that phenomena such as competition, specialization, cooperation, exploration, learning, and growth, among others are also important in business, the only difference is the rate of change, being much faster in economy.

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