Stability and immunization analysis of a malware spread model over scale-free networks

Aresh Dadlani, Muthukrishnan Senthil Kumar, Kiseon Kim, Khosrow Sohraby

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Abstract

The spreading dynamics and control of infectious agents primarily depend on the connectivity properties of underlying networks. Here, we investigate the stability of a susceptible-infected-susceptible epidemic model incorporated with multiple infection stages and propagation vectors to mimic malware behavior over scale-free communication networks. In particular, we derive the basic reproductive ratio (R{0}) and provide results for stability analysis at infection-free and infection-chronic equilibrium points. Based on R{0}, the effectiveness of four prevailing immunization strategies as countermeasures is studied and compared. The outperformance of proportional and targeted immunization is justified via numerical results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6915859
Pages (from-to)1907-1910
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Immunization
Malware
Scale-free Networks
Complex networks
Infection
Telecommunication networks
Epidemic Model
Countermeasures
Equilibrium Point
Communication Networks
Stability Analysis
Connectivity
Directly proportional
Model
Propagation
Numerical Results

Keywords

  • basic reproductive ratio
  • epidemiology
  • immunization
  • Malware modeling
  • scale-free network
  • stability analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Stability and immunization analysis of a malware spread model over scale-free networks. / Dadlani, Aresh; Kumar, Muthukrishnan Senthil; Kim, Kiseon; Sohraby, Khosrow.

In: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 18, No. 11, 6915859, 01.11.2014, p. 1907-1910.

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Dadlani, Aresh ; Kumar, Muthukrishnan Senthil ; Kim, Kiseon ; Sohraby, Khosrow. / Stability and immunization analysis of a malware spread model over scale-free networks. In: IEEE Communications Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 18, No. 11. pp. 1907-1910.
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