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State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies

Technical Report
This report provides an unbiased assessment of publicly available ID technology. The report also outlines relevant issues for the research community as they formulate research directions and allocate funds.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-99-TR-028

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.

Cite This Technical Report

Allen, J., Christie, A., Fithen, W., McHugh, J., Pickel, J., & Stoner, E. (2000, January 1). State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-99-TR-028). Retrieved July 25, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/state-of-the-practice-of-intrusion-detection-technologies/.

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author={Allen, Julia and Christie, Alan and Fithen, William and McHugh, John and Pickel, Jed and Stoner, Ed},
title={State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies},
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year={2000},
number={CMU/SEI-99-TR-028},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Allen, Julia, Alan Christie, William Fithen, John McHugh, Jed Pickel, and Ed Stoner. "State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies." (CMU/SEI-99-TR-028). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, January 1, 2000. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/state-of-the-practice-of-intrusion-detection-technologies/.

J. Allen, A. Christie, W. Fithen, J. McHugh, J. Pickel, and E. Stoner, "State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-99-TR-028, 1-Jan-2000 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/state-of-the-practice-of-intrusion-detection-technologies/. [Accessed: 25-Jul-2024].

Allen, Julia, Alan Christie, William Fithen, John McHugh, Jed Pickel, and Ed Stoner. "State of the Practice of Intrusion Detection Technologies." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-99-TR-028). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Jan. 2000. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/state-of-the-practice-of-intrusion-detection-technologies/. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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. 2000. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/state-of-the-practice-of-intrusion-detection-technologies/