Local attack detection and intrusion route tracing

Midori Asakat*, Masahiko Tsuchiyat, Takcfumi Onabuta, Shunji Okazawatt, Shigeki Goto

*Corresponding author for this work

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At the Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA), we have been developing a network intrusion detection system called IDA (Intrusion Detection Agent system). IDA system has two distinctive features that most conventional intrusion detection systems lack. First, it has a mechanism for tracing the origin of a break-in by means of mobile agents. Second, it has a new and efficient method of detecting intrusions: rather than continuously monitoring the user's activities, it watches for an event that meets the criteria of an MLSI (Mark Left by Suspected Intruders) and may relate to an intrusion. By this method, IDA described herein can reduce the processing overhead of systems and networks. At present, IDA can detect local attacks that are initiated against a machine to which the attacker already has access and he or she attempts to exceed his or her authority. This paper mainly describes how IDA detects local attacks and traces intrusions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1826-1833
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Intrusion detection system
  • Intrusion route
  • Local attack
  • MLSI
  • Mobile agents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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