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method for adding multimedia knowledge for improving intrusion detection systems

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2005
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Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are security tools which monitor systems and networks for malicious activity. In saturated network links the amount of data present for analysis can overwhelm them, resulting in potentially undetected attacks. Many of these network links contain significant amounts of multimedia traffic which may seem to contribute to the problem, however our work suggests otherwise. This thesis proposes a novel method to classify and analyze multimedia traffic in an effort to maximize the efficiency of IDS. By embedding multimedia-specific knowledge into IDS, trusted multimedia contents can be identified and allowed to bypass the detection engine, thereby allowing IDS to focus its limited resources on other traffic. The proposed framework also enables IDS to detect multimedia-specific exploits which would otherwise pass under the radar. Results of our experiments confirm our claims and show substantial CPU savings in both streaming and non-streaming scenarios.
Title: A method for adding multimedia knowledge for improving intrusion detection systems.
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Name(s): Baillargeon, Pierre Elliott.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Marques, Oge, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 107 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are security tools which monitor systems and networks for malicious activity. In saturated network links the amount of data present for analysis can overwhelm them, resulting in potentially undetected attacks. Many of these network links contain significant amounts of multimedia traffic which may seem to contribute to the problem, however our work suggests otherwise. This thesis proposes a novel method to classify and analyze multimedia traffic in an effort to maximize the efficiency of IDS. By embedding multimedia-specific knowledge into IDS, trusted multimedia contents can be identified and allowed to bypass the detection engine, thereby allowing IDS to focus its limited resources on other traffic. The proposed framework also enables IDS to detect multimedia-specific exploits which would otherwise pass under the radar. Results of our experiments confirm our claims and show substantial CPU savings in both streaming and non-streaming scenarios.
Identifier: 9780542112317 (isbn), 13242 (digitool), FADT13242 (IID), fau:12641 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2005.
Subject(s): Computer networks--Security measures
Computers--Access control
Electronic countermeasures
Digital watermarking
Multimedia systems--Security measures
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