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A countermeasure mechanism for fast scanning malware

A countermeasure mechanism for fast scanning malware

Ahmad, Muhammad Aminu, Woodhead, Steve and Gan, Diane (2016) A countermeasure mechanism for fast scanning malware. In: 2016 International Conference On Cyber Security And Protection Of Digital Services (Cyber Security). IEEE, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-1-5090-0710-3 (doi:10.1109/CyberSecPODS.2016.7502345)

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Abstract

This paper presents a cross-layer countermeasure mechanism to detect and contain self-propagating malware. The mechanism uses a detection technique at the network layer and a data-link containment solution to block traffic from an infected host. The concept has been demonstrated using a software prototype. An empirical analysis of network worm propagation has been conducted to test the capabilities of the developed mechanism. The results show that the developed mechanism is effective in containing self-propagating malware with almost no false positives.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 2016 International Conference On Cyber Security And Protection Of Digital Services (Cyber Security)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grippers; IP networks; Ports (Computers); Servers, Malware; Radiation detectors; Payloads; Cyber defence; Network worm; Worm detection
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Computing & Information Systems
Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Engineering Science
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 10:00
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15868

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