By V.S. Subrahmanian, Michael Ovelgonne, Tudor Dumitras, Aditya Prakash
This is the 1st e-book that makes use of cyber-vulnerability info to discover the vulnerability of over 4 million machines consistent with 12 months, protecting a two-year interval as said by way of Symantec. examining greater than 20 billion telemetry reviews comprising malware and binary acceptance experiences, this e-book quantifies the cyber-vulnerability of forty four international locations for which at the very least 500 hosts have been monitored.
Chapters clarify the context for this knowledge and its impression, besides explaining how the cyber-vulnerability is calculated. This ebook additionally features a distinctive precis of the cyber-vulnerability of dozens of countries in accordance with the proportion of contaminated hosts and variety of infections. It identifies relationships among piracy charges, GDP and different kingdom symptoms. The book includes distinct information regarding capability cyber-security rules that forty four international locations have introduced, in addition to an research of gaps in cyber-security guidelines in general.
The worldwide Cyber-Vulnerability Report targets researchers and professionals together with executive and armed forces staff, policy-makers and law-makers operating in cybersecurity or the net intelligence fields. Advanced-level scholars in computing device technological know-how also will locate this file helpful as a reference.
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Extra info for The Global Cyber-Vulnerability Report
1 Trojans A Trojan is a hidden threat, much like the famed Trojan horse left by Odysseus on the shores of Troy. Simply put, a Trojan consists of two parts—a server side that runs on an attacked host and a client piece that runs on the attacker’s console. The server code (usually kept very small in size, no more than a few KBs) is dispatched to the victim via some malware distribution method. We will describe several malware distribution methods in Sect. 2 including phishing attacks, drive-by-downloads, and so forth.
The malicious code included several variants targeted at the speciﬁc type of controller. • Mydoom  appears with a message in emails, prompting (mostly Windows) users to click upon an attachment, upon which their machine is infected. Different versions of Mydoom carry different payloads, one of which is the installation of a backdoor on the victim machine that allows the machine to be remotely controlled. Mydoom is believed to have used up a huge amount of Internet bandwidth when it ﬁrst hit the internet in 2004.
Subrahmanian VS, Mannes A, Roul A, Raghavan RK (2013) Indian Mujahideen: Computational Analysis and Public Policy, Springer, Nov 2013 15. Ovelgonne M, Dumitras T, Prakash BA, Subrahmanian VS, Wang B (2015) Understanding the Relationship between Human Behavior and Susceptibility to Cyber-Attacks: A Data-Drive Approach, submitted to a technical journal, Feb 2015. Currently being revised 16. Kang C, Park N, Prakash A, Serra E, Subrahmanian VS (2015) Ensemble Models for DataDrive Prediction of Malware Infections, to appear in: Proc.