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2018-03-19
Acquaviva, J., Mahon, M., Einfalt, B., LaPorta, T..  2017.  Optimal Cyber-Defense Strategies for Advanced Persistent Threats: A Game Theoretical Analysis. 2017 IEEE 36th Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS). :204–213.

We introduce a novel mathematical model that treats network security as a game between cyber attackers and network administrators. The model takes the form of a zero-sum repeated game where each sub-game corresponds to a possible state of the attacker. Our formulation views state as the set of compromised edges in a graph opposed to the more traditional node-based view. This provides a more expressive model since it allows the defender to anticipate the direction of attack. Both players move independently and in continuous time allowing for the possibility of one player moving several times before the other does. This model shows that defense-in-depth is not always a rational strategy for budget constrained network administrators. Furthermore, a defender can dissuade a rational attacker from attempting to attack a network if the defense budget is sufficiently high. This means that a network administrator does not need to make their system completely free of vulnerabilities, they only to ensure the penalties for being caught outweigh the potential rewards gained.

2018-02-27
Lighari, S. N., Hussain, D. M. A..  2017.  Hybrid Model of Rule Based and Clustering Analysis for Big Data Security. 2017 First International Conference on Latest Trends in Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (IN℡LECT). :1–5.

The most of the organizations tend to accumulate the data related to security, which goes up-to terabytes in every month. They collect this data to meet the security requirements. The data is mostly in the shape of logs like Dns logs, Pcap files, and Firewall data etc. The data can be related to any communication network like cloud, telecom, or smart grid network. Generally, these logs are stored in databases or warehouses which becomes ultimately gigantic in size. Such a huge size of data upsurge the importance of security analytics in big data. In surveys, the security experts grumble about the existing tools and recommend for special tools and methods for big data security analysis. In this paper, we are using a big data analysis tool, which is known as apache spark. Although this tool is used for general purpose but we have used this for security analysis. It offers a very good library for machine learning algorithms including the clustering which is the main algorithm used in our work. In this work, we have developed a novel model, which combines rule based and clustering analysis for security analysis of big dataset. The dataset we are using in our experiment is the Kddcup99 which is a widely used dataset for intrusion detection. It is of MBs in size but can be used as a test case for big data security analysis.

Nembhard, F., Carvalho, M., Eskridge, T..  2017.  A Hybrid Approach to Improving Program Security. 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI). :1–8.

The security of computer programs and systems is a very critical issue. With the number of attacks launched on computer networks and software, businesses and IT professionals are taking steps to ensure that their information systems are as secure as possible. However, many programmers do not think about adding security to their programs until their projects are near completion. This is a major mistake because a system is as secure as its weakest link. If security is viewed as an afterthought, it is highly likely that the resulting system will have a large number of vulnerabilities, which could be exploited by attackers. One of the reasons programmers overlook adding security to their code is because it is viewed as a complicated or time-consuming process. This paper presents a tool that will help programmers think more about security and add security tactics to their code with ease. We created a model that learns from existing open source projects and documentation using machine learning and text mining techniques. Our tool contains a module that runs in the background to analyze code as the programmer types and offers suggestions of where security could be included. In addition, our tool fetches existing open source implementations of cryptographic algorithms and sample code from repositories to aid programmers in adding security easily to their projects.

Stefanova, Z., Ramachandran, K..  2017.  Network Attribute Selection, Classification and Accuracy (NASCA) Procedure for Intrusion Detection Systems. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST). :1–7.

With the progressive development of network applications and software dependency, we need to discover more advanced methods for protecting our systems. Each industry is equally affected, and regardless of whether we consider the vulnerability of the government or each individual household or company, we have to find a sophisticated and secure way to defend our systems. The starting point is to create a reliable intrusion detection mechanism that will help us to identify the attack at a very early stage; otherwise in the cyber security space the intrusion can affect the system negatively, which can cause enormous consequences and damage the system's privacy, security or financial stability. This paper proposes a concise, and easy to use statistical learning procedure, abbreviated NASCA, which is a four-stage intrusion detection method that can successfully detect unwanted intrusion to our systems. The model is static, but it can be adapted to a dynamic set up.

2018-02-21
Elsaeidy, A., Elgendi, I., Munasinghe, K. S., Sharma, D., Jamalipour, A..  2017.  A smart city cyber security platform for narrowband networks. 2017 27th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC). :1–6.

Smart city is gaining a significant attention all around the world. Narrowband technologies would have strong impact on achieving the smart city promises to its citizens with its powerful and efficient spectrum. The expected diversity of applications, different data structures and high volume of connecting devices for smart cities increase the persistent need to apply narrowband technologies. However, narrowband technologies have recognized limitations regarding security which make them an attractive target to cyber-attacks. In this paper, a novel platform architecture to secure smart city against cyber attackers is presented. The framework is providing a threat deep learning-based model to detect attackers based on users data behavior. The proposed architecture could be considered as an attempt toward developing a universal model to identify and block Denial of Service (DoS) attackers in a real time for smart city applications.

2018-02-14
Liu, Z., Liao, Y., Yang, X., He, Y., Zhao, K..  2017.  Identity-Based Remote Data Integrity Checking of Cloud Storage From Lattices. 2017 3rd International Conference on Big Data Computing and Communications (BIGCOM). :128–135.
In cloud storage, remote data integrity checking is considered as a crucial technique about data owners who upload enormous data to cloud server provider. A majority of the existing remote data integrity checking protocols rely on the expensive public key infrastructure. In addition, the verification of certificates needs heavy computation and communication cost. Meanwhile, the existing some protocols are not secure under the quantum computer attacks. However, lattice-based constructed cryptography can resist quantum computer attacks and is fairly effective, involving matrix-matrix or matrix-vector multiplications. So, we propose an identity-based remote data integrity checking protocol from lattices, which can eliminate the certificate management process and resist quantum computer attacks. Our protocol is completeness and provably secure based on the hardness small integer solution assumption. The presented scheme is secure against cloud service provider attacks, and leaks no any blocks of the stored file to the third party auditor during verification stage, namely the data privacy against the curiosity third party auditor attacks. The cloud service provider attack includes lost attack and tamper attack. Furthermore, the performance analysis of some protocols demonstrate that our protocol of remote data integrity checking is useful and efficient.
Feng, C., Wu, S., Liu, N..  2017.  A user-centric machine learning framework for cyber security operations center. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI). :173–175.

To assure cyber security of an enterprise, typically SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) system is in place to normalize security events from different preventive technologies and flag alerts. Analysts in the security operation center (SOC) investigate the alerts to decide if it is truly malicious or not. However, generally the number of alerts is overwhelming with majority of them being false positive and exceeding the SOC's capacity to handle all alerts. Because of this, potential malicious attacks and compromised hosts may be missed. Machine learning is a viable approach to reduce the false positive rate and improve the productivity of SOC analysts. In this paper, we develop a user-centric machine learning framework for the cyber security operation center in real enterprise environment. We discuss the typical data sources in SOC, their work flow, and how to leverage and process these data sets to build an effective machine learning system. The paper is targeted towards two groups of readers. The first group is data scientists or machine learning researchers who do not have cyber security domain knowledge but want to build machine learning systems for security operations center. The second group of audiences are those cyber security practitioners who have deep knowledge and expertise in cyber security, but do not have machine learning experiences and wish to build one by themselves. Throughout the paper, we use the system we built in the Symantec SOC production environment as an example to demonstrate the complete steps from data collection, label creation, feature engineering, machine learning algorithm selection, model performance evaluations, to risk score generation.

2018-02-06
Dai, H., Zhu, X., Yang, G., Yi, X..  2017.  A Verifiable Single Keyword Top-k Search Scheme against Insider Attacks over Cloud Data. 2017 3rd International Conference on Big Data Computing and Communications (BIGCOM). :111–116.

With the development of cloud computing and its economic benefit, more and more companies and individuals outsource their data and computation to clouds. Meanwhile, the business way of resource outsourcing makes the data out of control from its owner and results in many security issues. The existing secure keyword search methods assume that cloud servers are curious-but-honest or partial honest, which makes them powerless to deal with the deliberately falsified or fabricated results of insider attacks. In this paper, we propose a verifiable single keyword top-k search scheme against insider attacks which can verify the integrity of search results. Data owners generate verification codes (VCs) for the corresponding files, which embed the ordered sequence information of the relevance scores between files and keywords. Then files and corresponding VCs are outsourced to cloud servers. When a data user performs a keyword search in cloud servers, the qualified result files are determined according to the relevance scores between the files and the interested keyword and then returned to the data user together with a VC. The integrity of the result files is verified by data users through reconstructing a new VC on the received files and comparing it with the received one. Performance evaluation have been conducted to demonstrate the efficiency and result redundancy of the proposed scheme.

Zebboudj, S., Brahami, R., Mouzaia, C., Abbas, C., Boussaid, N., Omar, M..  2017.  Big Data Source Location Privacy and Access Control in the Framework of IoT. 2017 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering - Boumerdes (ICEE-B). :1–5.

In the recent years, we have observed the development of several connected and mobile devices intended for daily use. This development has come with many risks that might not be perceived by the users. These threats are compromising when an unauthorized entity has access to private big data generated through the user objects in the Internet of Things. In the literature, many solutions have been proposed in order to protect the big data, but the security remains a challenging issue. This work is carried out with the aim to provide a solution to the access control to the big data and securing the localization of their generator objects. The proposed models are based on Attribute Based Encryption, CHORD protocol and $μ$TESLA. Through simulations, we compare our solutions to concurrent protocols and we show its efficiency in terms of relevant criteria.

Hassoon, I. A., Tapus, N., Jasim, A. C..  2017.  Enhance Privacy in Big Data and Cloud via Diff-Anonym Algorithm. 2017 16th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research (RoEduNet). :1–5.

The main issue with big data in cloud is the processed or used always need to be by third party. It is very important for the owners of data or clients to trust and to have the guarantee of privacy for the information stored in cloud or analyzed as big data. The privacy models studied in previous research showed that privacy infringement for big data happened because of limitation, privacy guarantee rate or dissemination of accurate data which is obtainable in the data set. In addition, there are various privacy models. In order to determine the best and the most appropriate model to be applied in the future, which also guarantees big data privacy, it is necessary to invest in research and study. In the next part, we surfed some of the privacy models in order to determine the advantages and disadvantages of each model in privacy assurance for big data in cloud. The present study also proposes combined Diff-Anonym algorithm (K-anonymity and differential models) to provide data anonymity with guarantee to keep balance between ambiguity of private data and clarity of general data.

Zhang, Y., Mao, W., Zeng, D..  2017.  Topic Evolution Modeling in Social Media Short Texts Based on Recurrent Semantic Dependent CRP. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI). :119–124.

Social media has become an important platform for people to express opinions, share information and communicate with others. Detecting and tracking topics from social media can help people grasp essential information and facilitate many security-related applications. As social media texts are usually short, traditional topic evolution models built based on LDA or HDP often suffer from the data sparsity problem. Recently proposed topic evolution models are more suitable for short texts, but they need to manually specify topic number which is fixed during different time period. To address these issues, in this paper, we propose a nonparametric topic evolution model for social media short texts. We first propose the recurrent semantic dependent Chinese restaurant process (rsdCRP), which is a nonparametric process incorporating word embeddings to capture semantic similarity information. Then we combine rsdCRP with word co-occurrence modeling and build our short-text oriented topic evolution model sdTEM. We carry out experimental studies on Twitter dataset. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of our method to monitor social media topic evolution compared to the baseline methods.

2018-02-02
Jayasinghe, U., Otebolaku, A., Um, T. W., Lee, G. M..  2017.  Data centric trust evaluation and prediction framework for IOT. 2017 ITU Kaleidoscope: Challenges for a Data-Driven Society (ITU K). :1–7.

Application of trust principals in internet of things (IoT) has allowed to provide more trustworthy services among the corresponding stakeholders. The most common method of assessing trust in IoT applications is to estimate trust level of the end entities (entity-centric) relative to the trustor. In these systems, trust level of the data is assumed to be the same as the trust level of the data source. However, most of the IoT based systems are data centric and operate in dynamic environments, which need immediate actions without waiting for a trust report from end entities. We address this challenge by extending our previous proposals on trust establishment for entities based on their reputation, experience and knowledge, to trust estimation of data items [1-3]. First, we present a hybrid trust framework for evaluating both data trust and entity trust, which will be enhanced as a standardization for future data driven society. The modules including data trust metric extraction, data trust aggregation, evaluation and prediction are elaborated inside the proposed framework. Finally, a possible design model is described to implement the proposed ideas.

Chowdhury, M., Gawande, A., Wang, L..  2017.  Secure Information Sharing among Autonomous Vehicles in NDN. 2017 IEEE/ACM Second International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI). :15–26.

Autonomous vehicles must communicate with each other effectively and securely to make robust decisions. However, today's Internet falls short in supporting efficient data delivery and strong data security, especially in a mobile ad-hoc environment. Named Data Networking (NDN), a new data-centric Internet architecture, provides a better foundation for secure data sharing among autonomous vehicles. We examine two potential threats, false data dissemination and vehicle tracking, in an NDN-based autonomous vehicular network. To detect false data, we propose a four-level hierarchical trust model and the associated naming scheme for vehicular data authentication. Moreover, we address vehicle tracking concerns using a pseudonym scheme to anonymize vehicle names and certificate issuing proxies to further protect vehicle identity. Finally, we implemented and evaluated our AutoNDN application on Raspberry Pi-based mini cars in a wireless environment.

2018-01-23
Nakhla, N., Perrett, K., McKenzie, C..  2017.  Automated computer network defence using ARMOUR: Mission-oriented decision support and vulnerability mitigation. 2017 International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (Cyber SA). :1–8.

Mission assurance requires effective, near-real time defensive cyber operations to appropriately respond to cyber attacks, without having a significant impact on operations. The ability to rapidly compute, prioritize and execute network-based courses of action (CoAs) relies on accurate situational awareness and mission-context information. Although diverse solutions exist for automatically collecting and analysing infrastructure data, few deliver automated analysis and implementation of network-based CoAs in the context of the ongoing mission. In addition, such processes can be operatorintensive and available tools tend to be specific to a set of common data sources and network responses. To address these issues, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is leading the development of the Automated Computer Network Defence (ARMOUR) technology demonstrator and cyber defence science and technology (S&T) platform. ARMOUR integrates new and existing off-the-shelf capabilities to provide enhanced decision support and to automate many of the tasks currently executed manually by network operators. This paper describes the cyber defence integration framework, situational awareness, and automated mission-oriented decision support that ARMOUR provides.

2018-01-16
Hyun, D., Kim, J., Hong, D., Jeong, J. P..  2017.  SDN-based network security functions for effective DDoS attack mitigation. 2017 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence (ICTC). :834–839.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack has been bringing serious security concerns on banks, finance incorporation, public institutions, and data centers. Also, the emerging wave of Internet of Things (IoT) raises new concerns on the smart devices. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) have provided a new paradigm for network security. In this paper, we propose a new method to efficiently prevent DDoS attacks, based on a SDN/NFV framework. To resolve the problem that normal packets are blocked due to the inspection on suspicious packets, we developed a threshold-based method that provides a client with an efficient, fast DDoS attack mitigation. In addition, we use open source code to develop the security functions in order to implement our solution for SDN-based network security functions. The source code is based on NETCONF protocol [1] and YANG Data Model [2].

Ferretti, L., Marchetti, M., Colajanni, M..  2017.  Verifiable Delegated Authorization for User-Centric Architectures and an OAuth2 Implementation. 2017 IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC). 2:718–723.

Delegated authorization protocols have become wide-spread to implement Web applications and services, where some popular providers managing people identity information and personal data allow their users to delegate third party Web services to access their data. In this paper, we analyze the risks related to untrusted providers not behaving correctly, and we solve this problem by proposing the first verifiable delegated authorization protocol that allows third party services to verify the correctness of users data returned by the provider. The contribution of the paper is twofold: we show how delegated authorization can be cryptographically enforced through authenticated data structures protocols, we extend the standard OAuth2 protocol by supporting efficient and verifiable delegated authorization including database updates and privileges revocation.

2017-12-28
Roberts, C. J., Morgenstern, M., Israel, D. J., Borky, J. M., Bradley, T. H..  2017.  Preliminary results from a model-driven architecture methodology for development of an event-driven space communications service concept. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE). :122–127.

NASA's next-generation space communications network will involve dynamic and autonomous services analogous to services provided by current terrestrial wireless networks. This architecture concept, known as the Space Mobile Network (SMN), is enabled by several technologies now in development. A pillar of the SMN architecture is the establishment and utilization of a continuous bidirectional control plane space link channel and a new User Initiated Service (UIS) protocol to enable more dynamic and autonomous mission operations concepts, reduced user space communications planning burden, and more efficient and effective provider network resource utilization. This paper provides preliminary results from the application of model-driven architecture methodology to develop UIS. Such an approach is necessary to ensure systematic investigation of several open questions concerning the efficiency, robustness, interoperability, scalability and security of the control plane space link and UIS protocol.

Tane, E., Fujigaki, Y..  2017.  Cross-Disciplinary Survey on \#34;Data Science \#34; Field Development: Historical Analysis from 1600s-2000s. 2017 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). :1–10.

For the last several decades, the rapid development of information technology and computer performance accelerates generation, transportation and accumulation of digital data, it came to be called "Big Data". In this context, researchers and companies are eager to utilize the data to create new values or manage a wide range of issues, and much focus is being placed on "Data Science" to extract useful information (knowledge) from digital data. Data Science has been developed from several independent fields such as Mathematics/Operations Research, Computer Science, Data Engineering, Visualization and Statistics since 1800s. In addition, Artificial Intelligence converges on this stream recent years. On the other hand, the national projects have been established to utilize data for society with concerns surrounding the security and privacy. In this paper, through detailed analysis on history of this field, processes of development and integration among related fields are discussed as well as comparative aspects between Japan and the United States. This paper also includes a brief discussion of future directions.

Boucher, A., Badri, M..  2017.  Predicting Fault-Prone Classes in Object-Oriented Software: An Adaptation of an Unsupervised Hybrid SOM Algorithm. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS). :306–317.

Many fault-proneness prediction models have been proposed in literature to identify fault-prone code in software systems. Most of the approaches use fault data history and supervised learning algorithms to build these models. However, since fault data history is not always available, some approaches also suggest using semi-supervised or unsupervised fault-proneness prediction models. The HySOM model, proposed in literature, uses function-level source code metrics to predict fault-prone functions in software systems, without using any fault data. In this paper, we adapt the HySOM approach for object-oriented software systems to predict fault-prone code at class-level granularity using object-oriented source code metrics. This adaptation makes it easier to prioritize the efforts of the testing team as unit tests are often written for classes in object-oriented software systems, and not for methods. Our adaptation also generalizes one main element of the HySOM model, which is the calculation of the source code metrics threshold values. We conducted an empirical study using 12 public datasets. Results show that the adaptation of the HySOM model for class-level fault-proneness prediction improves the consistency and the performance of the model. We additionally compared the performance of the adapted model to supervised approaches based on the Naive Bayes Network, ANN and Random Forest algorithms.

Chatti, S., Ounelli, H..  2016.  An Intrusion Tolerance Scheme for a Cloud of Databases Environment. 2016 19th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems (NBiS). :474–479.
The serializability of transactions is the most important property that ensure correct processing to transactions. In case of concurrent access to the same data by several transactions, or in case of dependency relationships between running sub transactions. But some transactions has been marked as malicious and they compromise the serialization of running system. For that purpose, we propose an intrusion tolerant scheme to ensure the continuity of the running transactions. A transaction dependency graph is also used by the CDC to make decisions concerning the set of data and transactions that are threatened by a malicious activity. We will give explanations about how to use the proposed scheme to illustrate its behavior and efficiency against a compromised transaction-based in a cloud of databases environment. Several issues should be considered when dealing with the processing of a set of interleaved transactions in a transaction based environment. In most cases, these issues are due to the concurrent access to the same data by several transactions or the dependency relationship between running transactions. The serializability may be affected if a transaction that belongs to the processing node is compromised.
Vu, Q. H., Ruta, D., Cen, L..  2017.  An ensemble model with hierarchical decomposition and aggregation for highly scalable and robust classification. 2017 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS). :149–152.

This paper introduces an ensemble model that solves the binary classification problem by incorporating the basic Logistic Regression with the two recent advanced paradigms: extreme gradient boosted decision trees (xgboost) and deep learning. To obtain the best result when integrating sub-models, we introduce a solution to split and select sets of features for the sub-model training. In addition to the ensemble model, we propose a flexible robust and highly scalable new scheme for building a composite classifier that tries to simultaneously implement multiple layers of model decomposition and outputs aggregation to maximally reduce both bias and variance (spread) components of classification errors. We demonstrate the power of our ensemble model to solve the problem of predicting the outcome of Hearthstone, a turn-based computer game, based on game state information. Excellent predictive performance of our model has been acknowledged by the second place scored in the final ranking among 188 competing teams.

Godfrey, L. B., Gashler, M. S..  2017.  Neural decomposition of time-series data. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC). :2796–2801.

We present a neural network technique for the analysis and extrapolation of time-series data called Neural Decomposition (ND). Units with a sinusoidal activation function are used to perform a Fourier-like decomposition of training samples into a sum of sinusoids, augmented by units with nonperiodic activation functions to capture linear trends and other nonperiodic components. We show how careful weight initialization can be combined with regularization to form a simple model that generalizes well. Our method generalizes effectively on the Mackey-Glass series, a dataset of unemployment rates as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, a time-series of monthly international airline passengers, and an unevenly sampled time-series of oxygen isotope measurements from a cave in north India. We find that ND outperforms popular time-series forecasting techniques including LSTM, echo state networks, (S)ARIMA, and SVR with a radial basis function.

2017-12-20
Le, T. A., Baydin, A. G., Zinkov, R., Wood, F..  2017.  Using synthetic data to train neural networks is model-based reasoning. 2017 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). :3514–3521.
We draw a formal connection between using synthetic training data to optimize neural network parameters and approximate, Bayesian, model-based reasoning. In particular, training a neural network using synthetic data can be viewed as learning a proposal distribution generator for approximate inference in the synthetic-data generative model. We demonstrate this connection in a recognition task where we develop a novel Captcha-breaking architecture and train it using synthetic data, demonstrating both state-of-the-art performance and a way of computing task-specific posterior uncertainty. Using a neural network trained this way, we also demonstrate successful breaking of real-world Captchas currently used by Facebook and Wikipedia. Reasoning from these empirical results and drawing connections with Bayesian modeling, we discuss the robustness of synthetic data results and suggest important considerations for ensuring good neural network generalization when training with synthetic data.
Li, S., Wang, B..  2017.  A Method for Hybrid Bayesian Network Structure Learning from Massive Data Using MapReduce. 2017 ieee 3rd international conference on big data security on cloud (bigdatasecurity), ieee international conference on high performance and smart computing (hpsc), and ieee international conference on intelligent data and security (ids). :272–276.
Bayesian Network is the popular and important data mining model for representing uncertain knowledge. For large scale data it is often too costly to learn the accurate structure. To resolve this problem, much work has been done on migrating the structure learning algorithms to the MapReduce framework. In this paper, we introduce a distributed hybrid structure learning algorithm by combining the advantages of constraint-based and score-and-search-based algorithms. By reusing the intermediate results of MapReduce, the algorithm greatly simplified the computing work and got good results in both efficiency and accuracy.
2017-12-12
Hellmann, B., Ahlers, V., Rodosek, G. D..  2017.  Integrating visual analysis of network security and management of detection system configurations. 2017 9th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (IDAACS). 2:1020–1025.

A problem in managing the ever growing computer networks nowadays is the analysis of events detected by intrusion detection systems and the classification whether an event was correctly detected or not. When a false positive is detected by the user, changes to the configuration must be made and evaluated before they can be adopted to productive use. This paper describes an approach for a visual analysis framework that integrates the monitoring and analysis of events and the resulting changes on the configuration of detection systems after finding false alarms, together with a preliminary simulation and evaluation of the changes.