Modeling the propagation of computer viruses

Modeling the propagation of computer viruses

Prof. Stefano Zanero
DEI, Politecnico di Milano

Room EG3
January 20th, 2012
at 2.15 p.m.


Computer viruses (self propagating malicious code) are a traditional threat to computer systems and networks. Modeling their propagation is interesting for at least two reasons: first, an accurate model can indicate the dangerousness of a given propagation vector. Second, using models we can accurately design preventive measures and compare their efficiency. In this seminar we will introduce the basic concepts of these techniques, and create a few example models of well known viral vectors.

Fabio Dercole

Research area:
Applied systems analysis and operations research