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Advanced Monitoring in P2P Botnets

A Dual Perspective

  • Provides a unique and fresh overview of recent botnet monitoring landscapes.?

  • Adopts a dual-perspective approach that provides a fair judgment and analysis of the investigated topics within botnet monitoring.

  • Includes interesting, new findings on the characteristics and nature of the infected machines as well as the networks they belong to

  • Illustrates real-world botnet data obtained from active botnets


Part of the SpringerBriefs on Cyber Security Systems and Networks book series (BRIEFSCSSN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Shankar Karuppayah
    Pages 1-5
  3. Shankar Karuppayah
    Pages 7-26
  4. Shankar Karuppayah
    Pages 27-41
  5. Shankar Karuppayah
    Pages 43-77
  6. Shankar Karuppayah
    Pages 79-102
  7. Shankar Karuppayah
    Pages 103-105
  8. Shankar Karuppayah
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book presents current research in the area of advanced monitoring in P2P botnets, and uses a dual-perspective approach to discuss aspects of botnet monitoring in-depth. First, from the perspective of a defender, e.g. researchers, it introduces advanced approaches to successfully monitor botnets, taking the presence of current botnet anti-monitoring mechanisms into consideration. Then, adopting a botmaster perspective to anticipate the advances in future botnets, it introduces advanced measures to detect and prevent monitoring activities. All the proposed methods were evaluated either using real-world data or in a simulation scenario. In addition to providing readers with an in-depth understanding of P2P botnets, the book also analyzes the implications of the various design choices of recent botnets for effectively monitoring them. It serves as an excellent introduction to new researchers and provides a useful review for specialists in the field.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6)Universiti Sains MalaysiaUSM, PenangMalaysia

About the authors

​Dr. Shankar Karuppayah is a senior lecturer at the National Advanced IPv6 Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Previously, he was attached to the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) / TU Darmstadt, Germany (2012-2016) where he also obtained his PhD. His research interests encompass cyber security topics, specifically botnet monitoring. He has published numerous botnet-related research works in respected journals and high-ranked conferences over the past five years. In addition to being regularly invited to give talks on cybersecurity topics, he is also a reviewer for several security-related journals and conferences.

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