Fuzzy Pattern Tree for Edge Malware Detection and Categorization in IoT


Software Engineering and Game Development

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The surging pace of Internet of Things (IoT) development and its applications has resulted in significantly large amounts of data (commonly known as big data) being communicated and processed across IoT networks. While cloud computing has led to several possibilities in regard to this computational challenge, there are several security risks and concerns associated with it. Edge computing is a state-of-the-art subject in IoT that attempts to decentralize, distribute and transfer computation to IoT nodes. Furthermore, IoT nodes that perform applications are the primary target vectors which allow cybercriminals to threaten an IoT network. Hence, providing applied and robust methods to detect malicious activities by nodes is a big step to protect all of the network. In this study, we transmute the programs’ OpCodes into a vector space and employ fuzzy and fast fuzzy pattern tree methods for malware detection and categorization. We obtained a high degree of accuracy during reasonable run-times especially for the fast fuzzy pattern tree. Both utilized feature extraction and fuzzy classification, which were robust, led to more powerful edge computing malware detection and categorization method.

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Journal of Systems Architecture

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