Date Added: Nov 2012
For effective security incidence response on the network, a reputable approach must be in place at both protected and unprotected region of the network. This is because compromise in the demilitarized zone could be precursor to threat inside the network. The improved complexity of attacks in present times and vulnerability of system are motivations for this work. Past and present approaches to intrusion detection and prevention have neglected victim and attacker properties despite the fact that for intrusion to occur, an overt act by an attacker and a manifestation, observable by the intended victim, which results from that act are required. Therefore, this paper presents a threat characterization model for attacks from the victim and the attacker perspective of intrusion using data mining technique.