1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems

Research Article

MAlSim - Mobile Agent Malware Simulator

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2942,
        author={Rafal Leszczyna and Igor Nai Fovino and Marcelo Masera},
        title={MAlSim - Mobile Agent Malware Simulator},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={ACM proceedings simulation security critical infrastructures mobile agents computer attacks malware},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2942}
    }
    
  • Rafal Leszczyna
    Igor Nai Fovino
    Marcelo Masera
    Year: 2010
    MAlSim - Mobile Agent Malware Simulator
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2942
Rafal Leszczyna1,*, Igor Nai Fovino1,*, Marcelo Masera1,*
  • 1: European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Via Enrico Fermi 2749 21027 Ispra (VA), Italy.
*Contact email: rafal.leszczyna@jrc.it, igor.nai@libero.it, marcelo.masera@jrc.it

Abstract

One of the problems related to the simulation of attacks against critical infrastructures is the lack of adequate tools for the simulation of malicious software (malware). Malware attacks are the most frequent in the Internet and they pose a serious threat against critical networked infrastructures. To address this issue we developed Mobile Agent Malware Simulator (MAlSim). The framework uses the technology of mobile agents and it aims at simulation of various types of malicious software (viruses, worms, malicious mobile code). Moreover it can be flexibly deployed over computer network of an arbitrary information system.