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Performance evaluation of DCA and SRC on a single bot detection

Al-Hammadi, Yousof; Aickelin, Uwe; Greensmith, Julie


Yousof Al-Hammadi

Uwe Aickelin


Malicious users try to compromise systems using new techniques. One of the recent techniques used by the attacker is to perform complex distributed attacks such as denial of service and to obtain sensitive data such as password information. These compromised machines are said to be infected with malicious software termed a “bot”. In this paper, we investigate the correlation of behavioural attributes such as keylogging and packet flooding behaviour to detect the existence of a single bot on a compromised machine by applying (1) Spearman’s rank correlation
(SRC) algorithm and (2) the Dendritic Cell Algorithm (DCA). We also compare the output results generated from these two methods to the detection of a single bot. The results show that the DCA has a better performance in detecting malicious activities.


Al-Hammadi, Y., Aickelin, U., & Greensmith, J. (2010). Performance evaluation of DCA and SRC on a single bot detection

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Deposit Date Aug 10, 2011
Publicly Available Date Aug 10, 2011
Journal Journal of Information Assurance and Security
Electronic ISSN 1554-1010
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 1
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