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Malicious Code Execution Detection and Response Immune System inspired by the Danger Theory

Jungwon Kim, Julie Greensmith, Jamie Twycross, Uwe Aickelin

Adaptive and Resilient Computing Security Workshop (ARCS-05) | Unknown | Published : 2005


The analysis of system calls is one method employed by anomaly detection systems to recognise malicious code execution. Similarities can be drawn between this process and the behaviour of certain cells belonging to the human immune system, and can be applied to construct an artificial immune system. A recently developed hypothesis in immunology, the Danger Theory, states that our immune system responds to the presence of intruders through sensing molecules belonging to those invaders, plus signals generated by the host indicating danger and damage. We propose the incorporation of this concept into a responsive intrusion detection system, where behavioural information of the system and runnin..

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