Approximation Algorithms for Determining Placement of Intrusion Detectors

To secure today's computer systems, it is critical to have different intrusion detection sensors embedded in them. The complexity of distributed computer systems makes it difficult to determine the appropriate choice and placement of these detectors because there are many possible sensors that can be chosen and each sensor can be placed in several possible places in the distributed system. In this paper, the authors describe a method to evaluate the effect a detector configuration has on the accuracy and precision of determining the system's security goals. The method is based on a Bayesian network model, obtained from an attack graph representation of multi-stage attacks.

Provided by: Purdue University Topic: Security Date Added: Feb 2011 Format: PDF

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