Anomaly detection of computer usage using artificial intelligence techniques

Jongho Choy, Sung Bae Cho

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Abstract

Intrusion detection systems (IDS) aim to detect attacks against computer systems by monitoring the behavior of users, networks, or computer systems. Attacks against computer systems are still largely successful despite the plenty of intrusion prevention techniques available. This paper presents an IDS based on anomaly detection using several AI techniques. Anomaly detection models normal behaviors and attempts to detect intrusions by noting significant deviations from normal behavior. Raw audit data are preprocessed and reduced into appropriate size and format using Self-Organizing Map (SOM). Different aspects of a sequence of events are modeled by several hidden Markov models (HMMs), and a voting technique combines the models to determine whether current behavior is normal or not. Several experiments are conducted to explore the optimal data reduction and modeling method. For the optimal measures, system call and file access related measures are found useful and overall performance depends on the map size for each measure. Voting technique leads to more reliable detection rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationPRICAI 2000 Workshop Reader - Four Workshops held at PRICAI 2000, Revised Papers
EditorsRyszard Kowalczyk, Seng W. Loke, Nancy E. Reed, Graham Williams
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages31-43
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540425977, 9783540454083
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Event6th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, PRICAI 2000 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2000 Aug 282000 Sep 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Volume2112
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Other

Other6th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, PRICAI 2000
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period00/8/2800/9/1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Choy, J., & Cho, S. B. (2001). Anomaly detection of computer usage using artificial intelligence techniques. In R. Kowalczyk, S. W. Loke, N. E. Reed, & G. Williams (Eds.), Advances in Artificial Intelligence: PRICAI 2000 Workshop Reader - Four Workshops held at PRICAI 2000, Revised Papers (pp. 31-43). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science); Vol. 2112). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45408-x_5