Universiti Utara Malaysia
As online services increasingly play vital roles in modern society, the possibilities and opportunities offered are limitless, unfortunately, so too are the risks and chances of malicious intrusions. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) has been widely used as an important component in protecting online service towards web attacks and evasions. Yet, today's architectures for intrusion detection force the IDS designer to make a difficult choice to place IDS, so that it can protect itself from a direct attack. To address these challenges, this paper introduces a novel framework to safeguard IDS from a direct attack. Simply called Zero Administrative Server (ZAS), the system incorporates IDS in a Virtual Machine (VM) environment.