CyBOK will be a guide to the body of knowledge—the knowledge that it codiﬁes already exists in literature such as textbooks, academic research articles, technical reports, white papers and standards. The project’s focus is, therefore, on mapping established knowledge and not fully replicating everything that has ever been written on the subject.
The CyBOK project team have undertaken an extensive exercise involving a mapping and analysis of relevant texts as well as a range of community consultations via workshops, an online survey, interviews and position papers. These activities have provided an in-depth understanding of the community’s collective view of the top-level Knowledge Areas (KAs) that should be in the scope of CyBOK. Following these consultations and various inputs, the 19 top level KAs were distilled and these will inform the scope of CyBOK.