Experimenting with an intrusion detection system for encrypted networks

Goh, Vik Tor, Zimmermann, Jacob, & Looi, Mark (2010) Experimenting with an intrusion detection system for encrypted networks. International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 5(2), pp. 172-191.

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Network-based Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDSs) analyse network traffic to detect instances of malicious activity. Typically, this is only possible when the network traffic is accessible for analysis. With the growing use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that encrypt network traffic, the NIDS can no longer access this crucial audit data. In this paper, we present an implementation and evaluation of our approach proposed in Goh et al. (2009). It is based on Shamir's secret-sharing scheme and allows a NIDS to function normally in a VPN without any modifications and without compromising the confidentiality afforded by the VPN.

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ID Code: 29737
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: NIDS, network-based intrusion detection system, encrypted networks, VPN, Shamir's secret-sharing, VPN, virtual private network, IPsec
ISSN: 1743-8187
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Networking and Communications (080503)
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 > Schools > School of Information Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Inderscience Publishers
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2010 01:26
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:18

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