Using Artificial Immune System and Fuzzy Logic for Alert Correlation

One of the most important challenges facing the Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) is the huge number of generated alerts. A system administrator will be overwhelmed by these alerts in such a way that she/he cannot manage and use the alerts. The best-known solution is to correlate low-level alerts into a higher level attack and then produce a high-level alert for them. In this paper a new automated alert correlation approach is presented. It employs Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Immune System (AIS) to discover and learn the degree of correlation between two alerts and uses this knowledge to extract the attack scenarios. The proposed system doesn't need vast domain knowledge or rule definition efforts.

Provided by: University of Iowa Topic: Security Date Added: Jul 2011 Format: PDF

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