Special Issue "Botnets"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Georgios Kambourakis

Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Samos, Greece
Website | E-Mail
Fax: +30 22730 82009
Interests: mobile and wireless communication systems security and privacy; VoIP security and privacy; mobile medical systems security and privacy; e-learning and m-learning security; DNS Security
Guest Editor
Dr. Konstantinos Kolias

Department of Computer Science, University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID 83402, USA
Website | E-Mail
Interests: security; Internet of Things; wireless communications; surveillance; privacy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Networks of large numbers of compromised devices are assembled by evildoers to spread malware and orchestrate a range of attacks, including spam and DDoS. Along with the rise of a significant number of IoT botnet families, like Mirai and Hajime, alerting is the fact that botnets are increasingly used for spreading malware of a versatile nature. According to a recent report by Kaspersky Lab pertaining to the first half of 2018, multifunctional bots, and particularly remote access tools (RAT) malware, are becoming more widespread. At the same time, cryptomining botnets Smominru and ADB.Miner proliferate. It is without doubt that we are transitioning into an era of more sophisticated and multipurpose botnets, and new detection and defensive mechanisms may be required.

The aim of the Special Issue at hand is to compile and publish solid works on the broad area of botnets, considering this threat from a both offensive and defensive perspective. We seek novel contributions from researchers, industrial practitioners, academia, and government agencies. Only technical papers describing previously unpublished, original, state‐of‐the‐art research, and not currently under review by a conference or journal will be considered. Surveys, simulations, practical results, and case studies are also welcomed.

Possible topics of interest of this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Botnet topologies and architectures;
  • IoT botnets;
  • Advanced C&C channels;
  • Detection and mitigation of botnets;
  • Economics of botnets;
  • Legal issues pertaining to botnets.

Dr. Georgios Kambourakis
Dr. Konstantinos Kolias
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • botnets
  • cybersecurity
  • threat
  • attack
  • vulnerability
  • defense
  • intrusion
  • IoT

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Information EISSN 2078-2489 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top