Petrifying worm cultures: Scalable detection and immunization in untrusted environments

Joel O. Sandin, Bilal Khan

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Abstract

We present and evaluate the design of a new and comprehensive solution for automated worm detection and immunization. The system engages a peer-to-peer network of untrusted machines on the Internet to detect new worms and facilitate rapid preventative response. We evaluate the efficacy and scalability of the proposed system through large-scale simulations and assessments of a functional real-world prototype. We find that the system enjoys scalability in terms of network coverage, fault-tolerance, security, and maintainability. It proves effective against new worms, and supports collaboration among among mutually mistrusting parties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
Pages1423-1428
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07 - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 28 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period6/24/076/28/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Sandin, J. O., & Khan, B. (2007). Petrifying worm cultures: Scalable detection and immunization in untrusted environments. In 2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07 (pp. 1423-1428). [4288910] (IEEE International Conference on Communications). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2007.239