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Data Mining Tools for Malware Detection

1st Edition

By Mehedy Masud, Latifur Khan, Bhavani Thuraisingham

Auerbach Publications

450 pages

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Hardback: 9781439854549
pub: 2011-12-07

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Although the use of data mining for security and malware detection is quickly on the rise, most books on the subject provide high-level theoretical discussions to the near exclusion of the practical aspects. Breaking the mold, Data Mining Tools for Malware Detection provides a step-by-step breakdown of how to develop data mining tools for malware d

Table of Contents

Data Mining and Security. Data Mining For Detecting Email Worms. Data Mining For Detecting Malicious Executables. Data Mining For Detecting Remote Exploits. Data Mining For Detecting Botnets. Data Mining For Emerging Cyber Security Applications.

About the Authors

Mehedy Masud is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), where he earned his PhD in computer science in December 2009. He has published in premier journals and conferences, including IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and the IEEE Data Mining Conference. He will be appointed as a research assistant professor at UTD in Fall 2012. Masud's research projects include reactively adaptive malware, data mining for detecting malicious executables, botnet, and remote exploits, and cloud data mining. He has a patent pending on stream mining for novel class detection.

Latifur Khan is an associate professor in the computer science department at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he has been teaching and conducting research since September 2000. He received his PhD and MS degrees in computer science from the University of Southern California in August 2000 and December 1996, respectively. Khan is (or has been) supported by grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Raytheon, NGA, IARPA, Tektronix, Nokia Research Center, Alcatel, and the SUN academic equipment grant program. In addition, Khan is the director of the state-of-the-art DML@UTD, UTD Data Mining/Database Laboratory, which is the primary center of research related to data mining, semantic web, and image/videoannotation at the University of Texas at Dallas. Khan has published more than 100 papers, including articles in several IEEE Transactions journals, the Journal of Web Semantics, and the VLDB Journal and conference proceedings such as IEEE ICDM and PKDD. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Bhavani Thuraisingham joined the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in October 2004 as a professor of computer science and director of the Cyber Security Research Center in the Erik Jonsson School of Engin

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Database Management / General
COMPUTERS / Database Management / Data Mining
COMPUTERS / Security / General