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Threshold-based Clustering for Intrusion Detection Systems
Author(s): Vladimir Nikulin
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Paper Abstract

Signature-based intrusion detection systems look for known, suspicious patterns in the input data. In this paper we explore compression of labeled empirical data using threshold-based clustering with regularization. The main target of clustering is to compress training dataset to the limited number of signatures, and to minimize the number of comparisons that are necessary to determine the status of the input event as a result. Essentially, the process of clustering includes merging of the clusters which are close enough. As a consequence, we will reduce original dataset to the limited number of labeled centroids. In a complex with k-nearest-neighbor (kNN) method, this set of centroids may be used as a multi-class classifier. Clearly, different attributes have different importance depending on the particular training database. This importance may be regulated in the definition of the distance using linear weight coefficients. The paper introduces special procedure to estimate above weight coefficients. The experiments on the KDD-99 intrusion detection dataset have confirmed effectiveness of the proposed methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6241, Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2006, 62410E (18 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665326
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Vladimir Nikulin, Australian National Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6241:
Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2006
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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