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Integrating Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Intrusion Detection

Gianni Tedesco, Jamie Twycross, Uwe Aickelin

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS2006) | Springer Verlag | Published : 2006


Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) monitor a network 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 al..

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