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A tradeoff between the losses caused by computer viruses and the risk of the manpower shortage

Bi, Jichao, Yang, Luxing, Yang, Xiaofan, Wu, Yingbo and Tang, Yuan Yan 2018, A tradeoff between the losses caused by computer viruses and the risk of the manpower shortage, PLoS one, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1-12, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191101.

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Title A tradeoff between the losses caused by computer viruses and the risk of the manpower shortage
Author(s) Bi, Jichao
Yang, Luxing
Yang, Xiaofan
Wu, Yingbo
Tang, Yuan Yan
Journal name PLoS one
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Article ID e0191101
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Public Library of Science
Place of publication San Francisco, Calif.
Publication date 2018-01-25
ISSN 1932-6203
Keyword(s) computer security
computer simulation
humans
personnel staffing and scheduling
risk
optimization
computer modeling
social communication
social networks
Summary This article addresses the tradeoff between the losses caused by a new virus and the size of the team for developing an antivirus against the virus. First, an individual-level virus spreading model is proposed to capture the spreading process of the virus before the appearance of its natural enemy. On this basis, the tradeoff problem is modeled as a discrete optimization problem. Next, the influences of different factors, including the infection force, the infection function, the available manpower, the alarm threshold, the antivirus development effort and the network topology, on the optimal team size are examined through computer simulations. This work takes the first step toward the tradeoff problem, and the findings are instructive to the decision makers of network security companies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0191101
Field of Research MD Multidisciplinary
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2018, Bi et al.
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30106901

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