Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Preventing networks from being attacked has become a critical issue for network administrators and researchers. With the popularity and variety of large-scale zeroday threats over the Internet, security companies have to keep on inserting new virus signatures into their databases. However, the increasing size of virus signature file is dragging computers to a crawl during the virus scan. To effectively handle the scale and magnitude of new malware variants, antivirus functionality is being moved from the user desktop into the cloud. The large-scale volume of advanced malware has created a need for automatic framework which can discover inter-family correlations for online detection.