These are the current research publications related to the Stratosphere IPS project.

Journals and Books

  • Garcia, S., Grill, M., Stiborek, J., & Zunino, A. (2014). An Empirical Comparison of Botnet Detection Methods. Computers & Security, 45(0), 100 – 123. doi ( Download

  • Garcia, S., Zunino, A., & Campo, M. (2013). Survey on Network-based Botnet Detection Methods. Security and Communication Networks, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 7(5), 878–903. doi:10.1002/sec.800 Download

  • Garcia, S. (2014). Identifying, Modeling and Detecting Botnet Behaviors in the Network. UNICENUniversity. PhD Thesis. doi:(10.13140/2.1.3488.8006), Download

  • Erquiaga, M. J., García, S., & Garino, C. G. (2017). Observer effect: How Intercepting HTTPS traffic forces malware to change their behavior. In Argentine Congress of Computer Science (pp. 272-281). Springer, Cham. Download

  • Garcia, S., Střasák, F. (2017). Detection of HTTPS Malware Traffic. Download


  • Garcia, S. (2015). Modelling the Network Behaviour of Malware To Block Malicious Patterns . The Stratosphere Project : A Behavioural IPS. Virus Bulletin Conference. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3784.7765 Download

  • Garcia, S. (2015). The Network Behavior of Targeted Attacks . Models for Malware Identification and Detection. Hacktivity Conference. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.2867.2723 Download

  • Hammerschmidt, C. A., Garcia, S., Verwer, S., & State, R. (2017). Reliable Machine Learning for Networking: Key Issues and Approaches. In 2017 IEEE 42nd Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) (pp. 167-170). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/LCN.2017.74 Download

  • Rigaki, M. and Garcia, S., 2018, May. Bringing a GAN to a Knife-Fight: Adapting Malware Communication to Avoid Detection. In 2018 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW) (pp. 70-75). IEEE. doi:10.1109/SPW.2018.00019 Download

  • Rigaki, M. (2018). Arming Malware with GANs. Security Session 2018. View Download

  • Valeros, V., Rigaki, M., Garcia, S., 2019, June. Machete: Dissecting the Operations of a Cyber Espionage Group in Latin America. In First Workshop on Attackers and Cyber-Crime Operations (WACCO), 2019. Euro S&P workshops.