A Survey of Intrusion Detection Systems Leveraging Host Data [article]

Tarrah R. Glass-Vanderlan and Michael D. Iannacone and Maria S. Vincent and Qian Chen and Robert A. Bridges
2018 arXiv   pre-print
This survey focuses on intrusion detection systems (IDS) that leverage host-based data sources for detecting attacks on enterprise network. The host-based IDS (HIDS) literature is organized by the input data source, presenting targeted sub-surveys of HIDS research leveraging system logs, audit data, Windows Registry, file systems, and program analysis. While system calls are generally included in audit data, several publicly available system call datasets have spawned a flurry of IDS research
more » ... this topic, which merits a separate section. Similarly, a section surveying algorithmic developments that are applicable to HIDS but tested on network data sets is included, as this is a large and growing area of applicable literature. To accommodate current researchers, a supplementary section giving descriptions of publicly available datasets is included, outlining their characteristics and shortcomings when used for IDS evaluation. Related surveys are organized and described. All sections are accompanied by tables concisely organizing the literature and datasets discussed. Finally, challenges, trends, and broader observations are throughout the survey and in the conclusion along with future directions of IDS research.
arXiv:1805.06070v2 fatcat:jrihtcjmhjgdbl4kkqmbgyiqs4