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Dendritic Cells for Real-Time Anomaly Detection

Julie Greensmith, Uwe Aickelin

Proceedings of the Workshop on Artificial Immune Systems and Immune System Modelling (AISB06) | Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour | Published : 2006

Abstract

Dendritic Cells (DCs) are innate immune system cells which have the power to activate or suppress the immune system. The behaviour of human DCs is abstracted to form an algorithm suitable for anomaly detection. We test this algorithm on the real-time problem of port scan detection. Our results show a significant difference in artificial DC behaviour for an outgoing portscan when compared to behavior for normal processes.

University of Melbourne Researchers

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