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5th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 98)

Fixed vs. Variable-Length Patterns for Detecting Suspicious Process Behavior

Hervé Debar, Marc Dacier, Mehdi Nassehi, Andreas Wespi

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Abstract : This paper addresses the problem of creating patterns that can be used to model the normal behavior of a given process. These models can be used for intrusion detection purposes. In a previous work, we presented a novel method to generate input data sets that enable us to observe the normal behavior of a process in a secure environment. Using this method, we propose various techniques to generate either fixed-length of variable-length patterns. We show the advantages and drawbacks of each technique, based on results of the experiments we have run on our testbed.

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