An efficient recovery and survival scheme against malware attacks

Xianjun Sun*, Chuang Lin, Yixin Jiang, Weidong Liu, Xiaowen CHU

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Intricate malware can result in the failure of on-line Comprehensive Protection (CP) in distributed systems, and place the system in an unsafe state which is difficult to recover from. There lacks an effective scheme to defend against this extreme attack. In this paper, based on the Two-layer Protection and Cooperative Recovery (TPCRS) mechanism, we propose an efficient survivable scheme against malware attacks in distributed systems. The basic strategy is to deploy an Emergency Response/Recovery (ER) agent at each node to recognize the state of the system whenever the CP fails, and to carry out cooperative security among multiple nodes so that the infected nodes can be rapidly recovered. Furthermore, a Preventive Maintenance (PM) model is adopted to enhance the reliability of the distributed system. Simulation results demonstrate the practicality and efficiency of the proposed schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 23 May 201027 May 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2010
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period23/05/1027/05/10

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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