Summary: Behavioural Correlation for Malicious Bot
by Yousof Ali Abdulla Al-Hammadi,
Thesis submitted to The University of Nottingham
for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, April 2010
This thesis is dedicated to my family specially my wife, my mum and my dad for
their love and support and encouragements. Thank You.
I would like to thank Emirates Telecommunications Corporation - ETISALAT and
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research for their financial support and
consistent encouragement to complete my PhD.
I would like express my sincere thankfulness to my supervisor Prof. Uwe Aickelin
for his guidance, advise, support and encouragement during my PhD studies at the
University of Nottingham. I would also like to thank Dr. Julie Greensmith for her
help, comments and her guidance to the right direction which improve the quality of
I also would like to thank my friends Jan Feyereisl, Feng Gu, Qi Chen and Gianni
Tedecsco, Jamie Twycross and Robert Oates for their support, valuable assistance
and time we spent together.