Title: Towards Cross-platform Detection of Cyberattacks Using Micro-agents

Issue Number: Vol. 8, No. 2
Year of Publication: Jun - 2019
Page Numbers: 108-119
Authors: Xinxing Zhao, Chandra Sekar Veerappan, Peter Loh, Caleb Wee
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong


Recent cyber attacks are growing more and more sophisticated and diversified. With the advent of IoT, more and more devices are connected to a system, and the task to protect heterogeneous endpoints in the system efficiently and in a less differentiated way become more complicated and difficult, as the security and technology requirements for different systems are quite different. In this paper, the authors designed and implemented a micro-agent system which can work cross platform, to protect endpoint devices from certain vulnerabilities that lead to exploitation of the computational resources of these devices in real time. The developed micro-agent system, which is called CELLS, can run on mainstream operating systems (Linux, Windows, Mac Os), and also on systems such as Android and Raspberry Pi, providing detection of such attacks.