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.
|Title of host publication||Not Known|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 13 Apr 2017|
|Event||12th International GPC Conference, GPC 2017 - Cetara, Italy|
Duration: 11 May 2017 → 14 May 2017
|Conference||12th International GPC Conference, GPC 2017|
|Period||11/05/17 → 14/05/17|
- Network Theory