SpringerBriefs in Cybersecurity

Botnets

Authors: Tiirmaa-Klaar, H., Gassen, J., Gerhards-Padilla, E., Martini, P.

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Malware poses one of the major threats to all currently operated computer systems. The scale of the problem becomes obvious by looking at the global economic loss caused by different kinds of malware, which is estimated to be more than US$ 10 billion every year. Botnets, a special kind of malware, are used to reap economic gains by criminals as well as for politically motivated activities. In contrast to other kinds of malware, botnets utilize a hidden communication channel to receive commands from their operator and communicate their current status. The ability to execute almost arbitrary commands on the infected machines makes botnets a general-purpose tool to perform malicious cyber-activities.

Botnets provides a comprehensive analysis of the topic, and comprises both technical and non-technical sections written by leading cybersecurity experts.

The non-technical section addresses how botnet infrastructure could be exploited for national security and cybercrime purposes. It approaches the subject as a public policy issue and analyzes the phenomenon of botnets from national security, law enforcement and regulatory policy perspectives, and makes recommendations for policy-makers on different public policies, highlighting the need for international response mechanisms.

The technical section provides insight into current botnet techniques and discusses state-of-the-art countermeasures to combat the botnet threat in detail. It includes new detection methods as well as different approaches to actively compromise running botnets.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Botnets, Cybercrime and National Security

    Tiirmaa-Klaar, Heli (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Botnets: How to Fight the Ever-Growing Threat on a Technical Level

    Tiirmaa-Klaar, Heli (et al.)

    Pages 41-97

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5216-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5215-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Botnets
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Cybersecurity
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5216-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5216-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5215-6
Series ISSN
2193-973X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 97
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics