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

Marcello Trovati, W Thomas, Quanbin Sun, Georgios Kontonatsios

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNot Known
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Apr 2017
Event12th International GPC Conference, GPC 2017 - Cetara, Italy
Duration: 11 May 201714 May 2017


Conference12th International GPC Conference, GPC 2017


  • Botnets
  • Cybersecurity
  • Network Theory


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