Security

Intelligent Alert Clustering Model for Network Intrusion Analysis

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Executive Summary

As security threats change and advance in a drastic way, most of the organizations implement multiple Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDSs) to optimize detection and to provide comprehensive view of intrusion activities. But NIDSs trigger a massive amount of alerts even for a day and overwhelmed security experts. Thus, automated and intelligent clustering is important to reveal their structural correlation by grouping alerts with common attributes. The authors propose a new hybrid clustering model based on Improved Unit Range (IUR), Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and unsupervised learning algorithm (Expectation Maximization) to aggregate similar alerts and to reduce the number of alerts.

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