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Distributed monitoring and intrusion detection using autonomous agents

Diego Zamboni

Diego Zamboni - Purdue COAST

Aug 28, 1998


The Intrusion Detection System (IDS) architectures commonly used in commercial and research systems have a number of problems that limit their configurability, scalability or efficiency. The most common shortcoming in the existing architectures is that they are built around a single monolithic entity that does most of the data collection and processing. In this talk I will present an architecture that has been developed in the COAST laboratory for a distributed IDS based on multiple independent entities working collectively. We call these entities Autonomous Agents. This approach solves some of the problems mentioned. I will describe the architecture and the prototype that we have built based on it, discuss some of the latest developments, and talk about some of the plans for the future.

About the Speaker

Diego Zamboni is one of the senior Ph.D. students in the COAST Laboratory. He came to Purdue from Mexico on a Fulbright Fellowship. More informtion is available on his WWW


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