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Title: System and method for monitoring power consumption to detect malware

Abstract

A system and method (referred to as the system) detects malware, viruses, and/or malicious activity by generating a direct current source power consumption profile by causing a monitored device to execute a fully automated recurrent software operation. The system receives by an automated detection system, the direct current source power consumption profile generated by an intelligent power sensor and generates by a detection engine, a power security profile that identifies suspicious code by profiling direct current consumed by monitored type devices. The system executes a detection engine remote from the monitored device that identifies an infected device.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1651024
Patent Number(s):
10685118
Application Number:
15/980,045
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/15/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Prowell, Stacy J., Nichols, Jeffrey A., and Hernandez Jimenez, Jarilyn M.. System and method for monitoring power consumption to detect malware. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Prowell, Stacy J., Nichols, Jeffrey A., & Hernandez Jimenez, Jarilyn M.. System and method for monitoring power consumption to detect malware. United States.
Prowell, Stacy J., Nichols, Jeffrey A., and Hernandez Jimenez, Jarilyn M.. Tue . "System and method for monitoring power consumption to detect malware". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1651024.
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title = {System and method for monitoring power consumption to detect malware},
author = {Prowell, Stacy J. and Nichols, Jeffrey A. and Hernandez Jimenez, Jarilyn M.},
abstractNote = {A system and method (referred to as the system) detects malware, viruses, and/or malicious activity by generating a direct current source power consumption profile by causing a monitored device to execute a fully automated recurrent software operation. The system receives by an automated detection system, the direct current source power consumption profile generated by an intelligent power sensor and generates by a detection engine, a power security profile that identifies suspicious code by profiling direct current consumed by monitored type devices. The system executes a detection engine remote from the monitored device that identifies an infected device.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
}

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