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Internet service providers responsibilities in botnet mitigation: a Nigerian perspective

Okesola, Olatunji J. and Adebiyi, Marion O. and Osi-Okeke, Tochukwu and Adewale, Adeyinka A. and Adebiyi, A. A. (2020) Internet service providers responsibilities in botnet mitigation: a Nigerian perspective. International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 10 (4). pp. 4168-4175. ISSN 2088-8708

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Botnet-based attack is dangerous and extremely difficult to overcome as all the primary mitigation methods are passive and limited in focus. A combine efforts of internet service providers (ISPs) are better guides since they can monitor the traffic that traverse through their networks. However, ISPs are not legally banded to this role and may not view security as a primary concern. Towards understudying the involvement of ISPs in Botnet mitigation in Nigeria, this study elicited and summarized mitigation measures from scientific literatures to create a reference model which was validated by structured interview. Although, ISPs role is seen to be voluntary and poorly incentivized, the providers still take customers security very serious but concentrate more on the preventive and notification measures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Botmaster Botnet Incentives Internet service provider Mitigation Nigeria
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2021 10:05
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 10:05

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