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Integrating Innate and Adaptive Immunity for Intrusion Detection

Tedesco, Gianni; Twycross, Jamie; Aickelin, Uwe

Authors

Gianni Tedesco

Uwe Aickelin



Abstract

Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) monitor a net-
work with the aim of discerning malicious from benign activity on that network. While a wide range of approaches have met varying levels of success, most IDS’s rely on having access to a database of known attack signatures which are written by security experts. Nowadays, in order to solve problems with false positive alerts, correlation algorithms are used to add additional structure to sequences of IDS alerts. However, such techniques are of no help in discovering novel attacks or variations of known attacks, something the human immune system (HIS) is capable of doing in its own specialised domain. This paper presents a novel immune algorithm for application to an intrusion detection problem. The goal is to discover packets containing novel variations of attacks covered by an existing signature base.

Citation

Tedesco, G., Twycross, J., & Aickelin, U. Integrating Innate and Adaptive Immunity for Intrusion Detection

Conference Name Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS 2006)
Deposit Date Oct 12, 2007
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/579
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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