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New Comprehensive Taxonomies on Mobile Security and Malware Analysis

Our article "New Comprehensive Taxonomies on Mobile Security and Malware Analysis" has been published in International Journal of Information Security Science (IJISS). The poster below summarizes the article.

The three academic taxonomies (IEEE Taxonomy, ScholarOne Manuscript Taxonomy, ACM Computing Classification System) are also compared with our taxonomy.

Abstract

Taxonomies are known to provide a systematic and theoretical classification of elements in a particular domain and could be efficiently used to express concepts in a structural manner. Unfortunately, security literature witnesses a few taxonomies having about 40 nodes on average in mostly a narrowed scope and maximum of 25 nodes on mobile scope only. This study surveyed security related taxonomies with quality criteria and proposes new comprehensive mobile security taxonomy and mobile malware analysis subtaxonomy from not only defensive but also offensive point of view. We have developed a levelling scheme and notation for security taxonomies in general and proposed a new definite method to build the taxonomies having over 1,300 nodes. We have also visualized our taxonomies for researchers, security professionals and even common end users to provide comprehensible, well structured, and handy maps. As security threats and vulnerabilities dynamically increase and diversify, these new taxonomies would help to see the entire perspective of mobile security without losing any details and present new perspective to bring mobile computing and cyber security disciplines closer.
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