Assessment of Security Threats via Network Topology Analysis: An Initial Investigation.

Trovati, Marcello, Thomas, W, Sun, Quanbin and Kontonatsios, Georgios (2017) Assessment of Security Threats via Network Topology Analysis: An Initial Investigation. 12th International Conference, GPC 2017, 11/05/2017-14/05/2017, Cetara, Italy, 10232, pp. 416-425, ISBN 9783319571867, ISSN 1611-3349, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57186-7_31.

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Abstract

Computer networks have increasingly been the focus of cy- ber attack, such as botnets, which have a variety of serious cybersecurity implications. As a consequence, understanding their behaviour is an im- portant step towards the mitigation of such threat. In this paper, we propose a novel method based on network topology to assess the spreading and potential security impact of botnets. Our main motivation is to provide a toolbox to classify and analyse the security threats posed by botnets based on their dynamical and statistical behaviour. This would potentially lead to a better understanding and prediction of cybersecu- rity issues related to computer networks. Our initial validation shows the potential of our method providing relevant and accurate results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Proceedings)
Additional Information: Assessment of Security Threats via Network Topology Analysis: An Initial Investigation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Botnets, Cybersecurity, Network Theory
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computing and Information Systems
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 11:22
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/9161

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