Modeling computer virus with the BSDE approach



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Amador, J. and Artalejo, Jesús R. (2013) Modeling computer virus with the BSDE approach. Computer Networks, 57 (1). pp. 302-316. ISSN 1389-1286

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The aim of this paper is to contribute to the connection between computer viruses spreading and epidemiological models. To this end, the block-structured state-dependent event (BSDE) approach is used to study the number of cases of infection in a computer network. The goal of the BSDE approach is the possibility of dealing with non-exponential models with correlated flows, but keeping tractable the dimensionality of the underlying Markov chain. The obtained results are illustrated by numerical experiments which show how the BSDE approach is helpful to strengthen the computer security when it is used in connection with a warning mechanism. An application to the propagation of the CodeRed-II virus is also included.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:BSDE approach; Computer virus; Epidemiology; Modeling; SIS model; Warning signals
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science
ID Code:20646
Deposited On:04 Apr 2013 09:05
Last Modified:11 Jan 2022 15:34

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