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Understanding the propagation of malware in the darknet is also helpful. To this end, the DIRECTIONS subproject aims to understand the dynamical behavior of malware propagation, which includes coordinated actions—mapping the relationship among the actors in the propagation of malware. Our approach employs complex networks to extract interaction backbones and plot evolutionary events chains leading to infection. Therefore, we can identify, characterize and develop protection mechanisms against new threats.

Lourenço Alves Pereira Júnior
Lourenço Alves Pereira Júnior
Assistant Professor

cybersecurity | computer networks | operating systems