Claudiu Duma, Martin Karresand, Nahid Shahmehri, Germano Caronni:
A Trust-Aware, P2P-Based Overlay for Intrusion Detection.

In: Proceedings of
3rd International Workshop on P2P Data Management, Security and Trust (PDMST'06), Krakow, Poland (4th - 8th September 2006), 692-697, September 2006
© IEEE Computer Society

Collaborative intrusion detection systems (IDSs) have a great potential for addressing the challenges posed by the increasing aggressiveness of current Internet attacks. However, one of the major concerns with the proposed collaborative IDSs is their vulnerability to the insider threat. Malicious intruders, infiltrating such a system, could poison the collaborative detectors with false alarms, disrupting the intrusion detection functionality and placing at risk the whole system. In this paper, we propose a P2P-based overlay for intrusion detection (Overlay IDS) that addresses the insider threat by means of a trust-aware engine for correlating alerts and an adaptive scheme for managing trust. We have implemented our system using JXTA framework and we have evaluated its effectiveness for preventing the spread of a real Internet worm over an emulated network. The evaluation results show that our Overlay IDS significantly increases the overall survival rate of the network.



	author = {Claudiu Duma and Martin Karresand and Nahid Shahmehri and Germano Caronni},
	title = {A Trust-Aware, P2P-Based Overlay for Intrusion Detection},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of 3rd International Workshop on P2P Data Management, Security and Trust, Krakow, Poland (4th--8th September 2006)},
	year = {2006},
	pages = {692--697},
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