Evaluating the Impact of Malware Analysis Techniques for Securing Web Applications through a Decision-Making Framework under Fuzzy Environment

Rajeev Kumar, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Mamdouh Alenezi, Md Ansari, Bineet Gupta, Alka Agrawal, Raees Khan, Prince Sultan University, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
2020 International Journal of Intelligent Engineering and Systems  
Nowadays, most of the cyber-attacks are initiated by extremely malicious programs known as Malware. Malwares are very vigorous and can penetrate the security of information and communication systems. While there are different techniques available for malware analysis, it becomes challenging to select the most effective approach. In this context, the decision-making process may be an efficient means of empirically assessing the impact of different methods for securing the web applications. In
more » ... applications. In this research study, we have used a methodology that includes the integration of Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS technique for evaluating the impact of different malware analysis techniques in web application perspective. This study uses different versions of a university's web application for evaluating the impact of several existing malware analysis techniques. The findings of the study show that the Reverse Engineering approach is the most efficient technique for analyzing complex malware. The outcome of this study would definitely aid the future researchers and developers in selecting the appropriate techniques for scanning the web application code and enhancing the security.
doi:10.22266/ijies2020.1231.09 fatcat:vucvo7nmoraczh5hpaoate6onq