A Scalable Malware Classification based on Integrated Static and Dynamic Features

Book chapter


Bounouh, Tewfik, Brahimi, Zakaria, Al-Nemrat, A. and Benzaid, Chafika 2017. A Scalable Malware Classification based on Integrated Static and Dynamic Features. in: Jahankhani, Hamid, Carlile, Alex, Emm, David, Hosseinian-Far, Amin, Brown, Guy, Sexton, Graham and Jamal, Arshad (ed.) Global Security, Safety and Sustainability - The Security Challenges of the Connected World Springer International Publishing.
AuthorsBounouh, Tewfik, Brahimi, Zakaria, Al-Nemrat, A. and Benzaid, Chafika
EditorsJahankhani, Hamid, Carlile, Alex, Emm, David, Hosseinian-Far, Amin, Brown, Guy, Sexton, Graham and Jamal, Arshad
Abstract

This paper presents a malware classification approach which aims to improve precision and support scalability. To this end, a hybrid approach combining both static and dynamic features is adopted. The hybrid approach has the advantage of being a complete and robust solution to evasion techniques used by malware writers.

The proposed methodology allowed achieving a very promising accuracy of 99.41% in classifying malware into families while considerably reducing the feature space compared to competing approaches in the literature.

KeywordsMalware classification; Static features; Dynamic features; Coarse-grained modeling
Book titleGlobal Security, Safety and Sustainability - The Security Challenges of the Connected World
Year2017
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication dates
Print04 Jan 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited27 Feb 2017
Series Communications in Computer and Information Science
Event11th International Conference on Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability (ICGS3) 2017
ISBN978-3-319-51063-7
978-3-319-51064-4
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51064-4_10
Additional information

The final authenticated publication is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51064-4_10

Series Print ISSN 1865-0929 and Online ISSN1865-0937.

Journal citation630 (630), pp. 113-124
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-NC-ND
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