Investigating False Positive Reduction in HTTP via Procedure Analysis

Abimbola, A., Munoz, J., Buchanan, W. (2006). Investigating False Positive Reduction in HTTP via Procedure Analysis. In: (Ed.) IEEE International Conference on Networking and Services, , () ( ed.). (pp. 87 - 87). Slicon Valley, CA: . IEEE Computer Society Press.

ISBN: 0-7695-2622-5


This paper focuses on high false-positive rate of attacks. First, the merits and demerits of research work in curbing false positive rate of attacks in intrusion detection systems (IDSs) are discussed. Then we present our research efforts in the form of an IDS called NetHost-Sensor, recap on past NetHost-Sensor research contributions and discusses in detail its novel procedure analysis technique in curbing false-positive. We discuss in detail, the NetHost-Sensor methodology, its procedure analysis technique and report on our experimental investigation that shows the reduction of false-positives, using HTTP network communication as a medium for analysis. Finally, we validate our research work by comparing false-positives with Snort IDS
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William Buchanan
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Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.

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