CloudAV: N-Version Antivirus in the Network Cloud

  title={CloudAV: N-Version Antivirus in the Network Cloud},
  author={Jon Oberheide and Evan Cooke and Farnam Jahanian},
  booktitle={USENIX Security Symposium},
Antivirus software is one of the most widely used tools for detecting and stopping malicious and unwanted files. However, the long term effectiveness of traditional hostbased antivirus is questionable. Antivirus software fails to detect many modern threats and its increasing complexity has resulted in vulnerabilities that are being exploited by malware. This paper advocates a new model for malware detection on end hosts based on providing antivirus as an in-cloud network service. This model… CONTINUE READING
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