Perspectives in Cyber Security, the Future of Cyber Malware
Indian Journal of Criminology (ISSN 0974 – 7249), Vol .41 (1) & (2), Jan. & July,2013, p.210-227
12 Pages Posted: 31 May 2017
Date Written: October 1, 2015
The term ‘Malware’ has become a fashionable word to throw around now days. However, it should not be thought of something very sophisticated only. In this paper, we would give a brief definition and description of the term ‘malware’ and the related concepts including the evolutionary and historical time line. The concept of the future of ‘malware’ would be dealt with from four perspectives which may be dependent upon one another at least at some point in space and time. The first being the ‘malware design’ as the malware experts are using increasingly complex designs, taking the ‘malware’, to the scale of ‘war- grade- weapon’ in the recent past. The second important perspective is the ‘terrain’ of the cyber domain where the malware operates or is deployed. The third important perspective would be the ‘technologies’ that are used to detect these malware. As the malware are becoming ‘multiplatform’ and complex, the technologies have to keep pace with the evolution of malware. However, it is made clear at the outset that this paper deals only with the basics of issues raised and technical details have been kept to the minimum, being beyond the scope of present work.
Keywords: Malware, HISTORY OF MALWARE, Malware Design, Malware Deployment, Malware Terrain
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