A Botnets Circumspection: The Current Threat Landscape, and What We Know So Far

A Botnets Circumspection: The Current Threat Landscape, and What We Know So Far

Author by Dr. Afolashade Kuyoro

Journal/Publisher: Information

Volume/Edition: 10

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 27

Abstract

Botnets have carved a niche in contemporary networking and cybersecurity due to the impact of their operations. The botnet threat continues to evolve and adapt to countermeasures as the security landscape continues to shift. As research eorts attempt to seek a deeper and robust understanding of the nature of the threat for more eective solutions, it becomes necessary to again traverse the threat landscape, and consolidate what is known so far about botnets, that future research directions could be more easily visualised. This research uses the general exploratory approach of the qualitative methodology to survey the current botnet threat landscape: Covering the typology of botnets and their owners, the structure and lifecycle of botnets, botnet attack modes and control
architectures, existing countermeasure solutions and limitations, as well as the prospects of a botnet threat. The product is a consolidation of knowledge pertaining the nature of the botnet threat; which also informs future research directions into aspects of the threat landscape where work still needs to be done.


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