Sensing danger: Innate immunology for intrusion detection

Uwe Aickelin, Julie Greensmith
2007 Information Security Technical Report  
The immune system provides an ideal metaphor for anomaly detection in general and computer security in particular. Based on this idea, artificial immune systems have been used for a number of years for intrusion detection, unfortunately so far with little success. However, these previous systems were largely based on immunological theory from the 1970s and 1980s and over the last decade our understanding of immunological processes has vastly improved. In this paper we present two new immune
more » ... ired algorithms based on the latest immunological discoveries, such as the behaviour of Dendritic Cells. The resultant algorithms are applied to real world intrusion problems and show encouraging results. Overall, we believe there is a bright future for these next generation artificial immune algorithms.
doi:10.1016/j.istr.2007.10.003 fatcat:253ckefdcvaqffkmmuou7l23ji