Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
In recent years, both sophistication and damage potential of Internet worms have increased tremendously. To understand their threat, the authors need to look into their payload for signatures as well as propagation pattern for Internet-scale behavior. An accurate analytical propagation model allows them to comprehensively study how a worm propagates under various conditions, which is often computationally too intensive for simulations. More importantly, it gives them an insight into the impact of each worm/ network parameter on the propagation of the worm.