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Towards a conversational agent for threat detection in the internet of things. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, C.D., JEANNELLE, B. and ISAACS, J.P. 2019. Towards a conversational agent for threat detection in the internet of things. In Proceedings of the 2019 International Cyber science on cyber situational awareness, data analytics and assessment (Cyber SA): pioneering research and innovation in cyber situational awareness, 3-4 June 2019, Oxford, UK. Piscataway: IEEE [online], chapter 6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSA.2019.8899580

A conversational agent to detect anomalous traffic in consumer IoT networks is presented. The agent accepts two inputs in the form of user speech received by Amazon Alexa enabled devices, and classified IDS logs stored in a DynamoDB Table. Aural anal... Read More about Towards a conversational agent for threat detection in the internet of things..

Dimensions of ‘socio’ vulnerabilities of advanced persistent threats. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
NICHO, M. and MCDERMOTT, C.D. 2019. Dimensions of ‘socio’ vulnerabilities of advanced persistent threats. In Begušić, D., Rožić, N., Radić, J. and Šarić, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 27th International software, telecommunications and computer networks conference 2019 (SoftCOM 2019), 19-21 September 2019, Split, Croatia. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8903788. Available from: https://doi.org/10.23919/SOFTCOM.2019.8903788

Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) are highly targeted and sophisticated multi-stage attacks, utilizing zero day or near zero-day malware. Directed at internetworked computer users in the workplace, their growth and prevalence can be attributed to bot... Read More about Dimensions of ‘socio’ vulnerabilities of advanced persistent threats..

Evaluating awareness and perception of botnet activity within consumer Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks. (2019)
Journal Article
MCDERMOTT, C.D., ISAACS, J.P. and PETROVSKI, A.V. 2019. Evaluating awareness and perception of botnet activity within consumer Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks. Informatics [online], 6(1), article 8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics6010008

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), and demand for low-cost, easy-to-deploy devices, has led to the production of swathes of insecure Internet-connected devices. Many can be exploited and leveraged to perform large-scale attacks on the Intern... Read More about Evaluating awareness and perception of botnet activity within consumer Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks..