Computer Viruses: The Abstract Theory Revisited

Nikolai Gladychev

Abstract

Identifying new viral threats, and developing long term defences against current and future computer viruses, requires an understanding of their behaviour, structure and capabilities. This paper aims to advance this understanding by further developing the abstract theory of computer viruses. A method of providing abstract definitions for classes of viruses is presented in this paper, which addresses inadequacies of previous techniques. Formal definitions for some classes of viruses are then provided, which correspond to existing informal definitions. The use of the proposed method in studying the fundamental properties of computer viruses is discussed.

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Gladychev N. (2020). Computer Viruses: The Abstract Theory Revisited.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-399-5, pages 406-414. DOI: 10.5220/0008942704060414


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icissp20,
author={Nikolai Gladychev},
title={Computer Viruses: The Abstract Theory Revisited},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2020},
pages={406-414},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008942704060414},
isbn={978-989-758-399-5},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - Computer Viruses: The Abstract Theory Revisited
SN - 978-989-758-399-5
AU - Gladychev N.
PY - 2020
SP - 406
EP - 414
DO - 10.5220/0008942704060414