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The Global Cyber-Vulnerability Report

  • Establishes metrics to measure cyber-vulnerability of countries and quantify the cyber-vulnerability of countries

  • Offers useful data-driven policy advice for law-makers and policy-makers in each country

  • Demonstrates how enterprise security managers can understand behaviors linked to cyber-vulnerability

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Terrorism, Security, and Computation (TESECO)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • V. S. Subrahmanian, Michael Ovelgönne, Tudor Dumitras, B. Aditya Prakash
    Pages 1-32
  3. Types of Malware and Malware Distribution Strategies

    • V. S. Subrahmanian, Michael Ovelgönne, Tudor Dumitras, B. Aditya Prakash
    Pages 33-46
  4. Methodology and Measurement

    • V. S. Subrahmanian, Michael Ovelgönne, Tudor Dumitras, B. Aditya Prakash
    Pages 47-67
  5. Human Behavior and Susceptibility to Cyber-Attacks

    • V. S. Subrahmanian, Michael Ovelgönne, Tudor Dumitras, B. Aditya Prakash
    Pages 69-92
  6. Country by Country Analysis

    • V. S. Subrahmanian, Michael Ovelgönne, Tudor Dumitras, B. Aditya Prakash
    Pages 93-291
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 293-296

About this book

This is the first book  that uses cyber-vulnerability data to explore the vulnerability of over four million machines per year, covering a two-year period as reported by Symantec. Analyzing more than 20 billion telemetry reports comprising malware and binary reputation reports, this book quantifies the cyber-vulnerability of 44 countries for which at least 500 hosts were monitored. 

Chapters explain the context for this data and its impact, along with explaining how the cyber-vulnerability is calculated. This book also contains a detailed summary of the cyber-vulnerability of dozens of nations according to the percentage of infected hosts and number of infections. It identifies relationships between piracy rates, GDP and other country indicators. The book contains detailed information about potential cyber-security policies that 44 countries have announced, as well as an analysis of gaps in cyber-security policies in general.

The Global Cyber-Vulnerability Report targets researchers and  professionals including government and military workers, policy-makers and law-makers  working in cybersecurity or the web intelligence fields. Advanced-level students in computer science will also find this report valuable as a reference.

Keywords

  • Cyber vulnerability
  • Cybersecurity
  • Malware
  • Anti-virus
  • Cyber policy
  • Big data analytics
  • Web intelligence
  • User behavior models
  • Piracy rates

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Maryland, College Park, USA

    V.S. Subrahmanian, Michael Ovelgonne, Tudor Dumitras

  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

    Aditya Prakash

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-25760-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)