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Botnets, a Threat to National Security

Title: Botnets, a Threat to National Security: An Examination of Bots, Botnets and the Threats They Pose to National Security.
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Name(s): Brooks, Louis F., author
Yasinsac, Alec, professor directing thesis
Aggarwal, Sudhir, committee member
Zhang, Zhenghao, committee member
Department of Computer Science, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this paper we show that botnets and specifically peer-to-peer botnets, pose a considerable threat to our national security. We examine the rise of the botnet threat and the technology that makes this threat possible. We also examine the tools available to the criminals that control botnets, botnet offensive and defensive capabilities and the latest trends in botnet development. Then we show how this technology can be used as an offensive weapon against the United States and our allies.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2987 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Computer Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2008.
Date of Defense: April 11, 2007.
Keywords: Peer to Peer, Security, Botnets, Bots, Denial of Service
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Alec Yasinsac, Professor Directing Thesis; Sudhir Aggarwal, Committee Member; Zhenghao Zhang, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Computer science
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-2987
Owner Institution: FSU

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Brooks, L. F. (2008). Botnets, a Threat to National Security: An Examination of Bots, Botnets and the Threats They Pose to National Security. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-2987