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Technical Report

State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies

  • Abstract

    Attacks on the nation's computer infrastructures are a serious problem. Over the past 12 years, the growing number of computer security incidents on the Internet has reflected the growth of the Internet itself. Because most deployed computer systems are vulnerable to attack, intrusion detection (ID) is a rapidly developing field. Intrusion detection is an important technology business sector as well as an active area of research. Vendors make many claims for their products in the commercial marketplace so separating hype from reality can be a major challenge. A goal of this report is to provide an unbiased assessment of publicly available ID technology. We hope this will help those who purchase and use ID technology to gain a realistic understanding of its capabilities and limitations. The report raises issues that we believe are important for ID system (IDS) developers to address as they formulate product strategies. The report also points out relevant issues for the research community as they formulate research directions and allocate funds.

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SEI

Allen, Julia; Christie, Alan; Fithen, William; McHugh, John; Pickel, Jed; & Stoner, Ed. State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies (CMU/SEI-99-TR-028). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13543

IEEE

Allen. Julia, Christie. Alan, Fithen. William, McHugh. John, Pickel. Jed, and Stoner. Ed, "State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-99-TR-028, 2000. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13543

APA

Allen, Julia., Christie, Alan., Fithen, William., McHugh, John., Pickel, Jed., & Stoner, Ed. (2000). State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies (CMU/SEI-99-TR-028). Retrieved December 21, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13543

CHI

Julia Allen, Alan Christie, William Fithen, John McHugh, Jed Pickel, & Ed Stoner. State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies (CMU/SEI-99-TR-028). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13543

MLA

Allen, Julia., Christie, Alan., Fithen, William., McHugh, John., Pickel, Jed., & Stoner, Ed. 2000. State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies (Technical Report CMU/SEI-99-TR-028). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=13543