An intelligent decision support system for intrusion detection and response


The paper describes the design of a genetic classifier-based intrusion detection system, which can provide active detection and automated responses during intrusions. It is designed to be a sense and response system that can monitor various activities on the network (i.e. looks for changes such as malfunctions, faults, abnormalities, misuse, deviations, intrusions, etc.). In particular, it simultaneously monitors networked computer’s activities at different levels (such as user level, system level, process level and packet level) and use a genetic classifier system in order to determine a specific action in case of any security violation. The objective is to find correlation among the deviated values (from normal) of monitored parameters to determine the type of intrusion and to generate an action accordingly. We performed some experiments to evolve set of decision rules based on the significance of monitored parameters in Unix environment, and tested for validation.

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)