Social-technical factors behind international variation in attacks

This project studies factors behind international differences in cyber attacks. The project built statistical models that explain the international variation in the number of attacks encountered and hosted. We used the Symantec telemetry data collected from more than 10 million Symantec customer computers worldwide, and combined that data with multiple country-level factors such as computing resources, web usage, and corruption.

 

 

Publications


Ghita Mezzour, Kathleen M. Carley, L. Richard Carley. Global Variation in Attack Encounters and Hosting. Proceedings of ACM Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS), April 2017, Hanover, MD, USA.
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Ghita Mezzour, L. Richard Carley, Kathleen M. Carley. An Empirical Study of Global Malware Encounters. Proceedings of ACM Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS), April 2015, Urbana, IL, USA.
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Ghita Mezzour, L. Richard Carley, Kathleen M. Carley. Longitudinal Analysis of a Large Corpus of Cyber Threat Descriptions. Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques, pages 1-12, 2014.
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