A SCIRS Model for Malware Propagation in Wireless Networks

  1. Ángel María Martín del Rey 1
  2. José Diamantino Hernández Guillén 1
  3. Gerardo Rodríguez Sánchez 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02f40zc51

International Joint Conference SOCO’16-CISIS’16-ICEUTE’16: San Sebastián, Spain, October 19th-21st, 2016 Proceedings
  1. Manuel Graña Romay (coord.)
  2. José Manuel López Guede (coord.)
  3. Oier Etxaniz (coord.)
  4. Álvaro Herrero Cosío (coord.)
  5. Héctor Quintián Pardo (coord.)
  6. Emilio Santiago Corchado Rodríguez (coord.)

Publisher: Springer Suiza

ISBN: 978-3-319-47364-2 3-319-47364-6 978-3-319-47363-5 3-319-47363-8

Year of publication: 2017

Pages: 638-647

Congress: International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems (9. 2016. San Sebastián)

Type: Conference paper


The main goal of this work is to propose a novel mathematical model to simulate malware spreading in wireless networks considering carrier devices (those devices that malware has reached but it is not able to carry out its malicious purposes for some reasons: incompatibility of the host’s operative system with the operative system targeted by the malware, etc.) Specifically, it is a SCIRS model (SusceptibleCarrier-Infectious-Recovered-Susceptible) where reinfection and vaccination are considered. The dynamic of this model is studied determining the stability of the steady states and the basic reproductive number. The most important control strategies are determined taking into account the explicit expression of the basic reproductive number.