Trends in Cyber Security Threat Research on Social Media: A Bibliometric Analysis
With more than 4.9 billion active users on social media as of January 2022, cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly crucial issue. As a result, there has been an increase in cybercrime, including attacks on people and businesses. Users of social media are subject to social and technical threats such as hacking, identity theft, and data leakage. To address these issues and defend against social engineering attacks, user education and increased cybersecurity threat awareness are crucial. Unfortunately, bibliometric analysis of cybersecurity threat literature is lacking, particularly when it comes to social media. This research intends to fill this vacuum by performing a bibliometric trend analysis of the literature that already exists on cybersecurity vulnerabilities in social media, with an emphasis on finding the most frequently cited papers and examining the chronological publishing history. This study intends to provide insight into the current state of this crucial topic and provide direction for further work in this area.