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Evaluating the Provision of Botnet Defences using Translational Research Concepts.

Acarali, D., Rajarajan, M. & Komninos, N. ORCID: 0000-0003-2776-1283 (2018). Evaluating the Provision of Botnet Defences using Translational Research Concepts. In: Samarati, P. & Obaidat, M. S. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ICETE 2018) - Volume 2: SECRYPT. 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, ICETE 2018, 26 - 27 July 2018, Porto, Portugal. doi: 10.5220/0006884405140519


Botnet research frequently draws on concepts from other fields. An example is the use of epidemiological models when studying botnet propagation, which facilitate an understanding of bot spread dynamics and the exploration of behavioural theory. Whilst the literature is rich with these models, it is lacking in work aimed at connecting the insights of theoretical research with day-to-day practice. To address this, we look at botnets through the lens of implementation science, a discipline from the field of translational research in health care, which is designed to evaluate the implementation process. In this paper, we explore key concepts of implementation science, and propose a framework-based approach to improve the provision of security measures to network entities. We demonstrate the approach using existing propagation models, and discuss the role of implementation science in malware defence.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright © 2018 by SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications, Lda. All rights reserved
Publisher Keywords: Cyber-security, Botnets, Translational Research, Implementation Science, Botnet Propagation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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