IDS interoperability and correlation using IDMEF and commodity systems

Carey, Nathan, Clark, Andrew, & Mohay, George (2002) IDS interoperability and correlation using IDMEF and commodity systems. In Fourth International Conference on Information and Communications Security, 9-12 December 2002, Singapore.

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Over the past decade Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) have been steadily improving their efficiency and effectiveness in detecting attacks. This is particularly true with signature-based IDS due to progress in attack analysis and attack signature specification. At the same time system complexity, overall numbers of bugs and security vulnerabilities have increased. This has led to the recognition that in order to operate over the entire attack space, multiple IDS must be used, which need to interoperate with one another, and possibly also with other components of system security. This paper describes an experiment in IDS interoperation using the Intrusion Detection Message Exchange Format for the purpose of correlation analysis and in order to identify and address the problems associated with the effective use and management of multiple IDS. A study of the process of intrusion analysis demonstrates the benefits of multi-IDS interoperation and cooperation, as well as the significant benefits provided by alert analysis using a central relational database.

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ID Code: 21173
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: intrusion detection, alert correlation
DOI: 10.1007/3-540-36159-6_22
ISBN: 3540001646
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Springer-Verlag
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2009 22:31
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:44

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