Intelligent agents for intrusion detection

G. G. Helmer, J. S.K. Wong, V. Honavar, L. Miller

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103 Scopus citations


The paper focuses on intrusion detection and countermeasures with respect to widely-used operating systems and networks. The design and architecture of an intrusion detection system built from distributed agents is proposed to implement an intelligent system on which data mining can be performed to provide global, temporal views of an entire networked system. A starting point for agent intelligence in the system is the research into the use of machine learning over system call traces from the privileged sendmail program on UNIX. The authors use a rule learning algorithm to classify the system call traces for intrusion detection purposes and show the results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1998 IEEE Information Technology Conference
Subtitle of host publicationInformation Environment for the Future, IT 1998
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780399145, 9780780399143
StatePublished - 1998
Event1998 IEEE Information Technology Conference, IT 1998 - Syracuse, United States
Duration: Sep 3 1998 → …

Publication series

Name1998 IEEE Information Technology Conference: Information Environment for the Future, IT 1998


Other1998 IEEE Information Technology Conference, IT 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period9/3/98 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Software


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