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A randomized defence of virus throttling

Mowbray, Miranda; Ananthanarayanan, Ganesh; Joseph, Anthony
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): virus throttling, security

Abstract: This paper gives a simple example of a defence against a worm attack which is a randomized combination of pure strategies, and which is superior to all of the pure strategies that it combines. Although it was developed to defend against an attack on virus throttling in a specific network device, both the attack and the defence are rather generic, and may be applicable to other areas.

4 Pages

Additional Publication Information: Presented at ARCS (Workshop on Adaptive Resilient Computing Security), London. September 30, 2008

External Posting Date: October 21, 2008 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: October 21, 2008 [Fulltext]

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