Date Added: Feb 2012
This paper proposes to develop a novel architecture for a Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) by integrating the innate immune concepts. The proposed scheme is shown to have capabilities of both misuse-based and anomaly-based systems. The paper demonstrates that the resulting model possesses most of features that would be considered advantageous in the design and development of novel Artificial Immune System-based NIDS. Specifically it is demonstrated that the model is capable of automating its response to most attacks detected without affecting legitimate traffic. This protects the system in real-time and allows it to remain operational even when under attack.