A survey of worm detection and defense

Robert Cole, Chao Hsien Chu

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Internet worms present a threat on large spatial and short temporal scales. Given the severity of this threat, important research areas include improved methods of detection and defense against this virulent category of malicious code. This paper presents a survey of research in worm detection and defense. Existing methods are described and contrasted according to their strengths and weaknesses. This paper contributes to our understanding of the current worm detection and defense and provides focus for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on i-Warfare and Security, ICIW 2006
PublisherAcademic Conferences Limited
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on i-Warfare and Security, ICIW 2006 - Eastern Shore, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2006Mar 16 2006


OtherInternational Conference on i-Warfare and Security, ICIW 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityEastern Shore

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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