Guidance for Selecting Data Collection Mechanisms for Intrusion Detection
Book chapter, 2014

This chapter aims at providing a clear and concise picture of data collection for intrusion detection. It provides a detailed explanation of generic data collection mechanism components and the interaction with the environment, from initial triggering to output of log data records. Taxonomies of mechanism characteristics and deployment considerations are provided and discussed. Furthermore, guidelines and hints for mechanism selection and deployment are provided. Finally, this chapter presents a set of strategies for determining what data to collect, and it also discusses some of the challenges in the field. An appendix providing a classification of 50 studied mechanisms is also provided. This chapter aims at assisting intrusion detection system developers, designers, and operators in selecting mechanisms for resource efficient data collection.

data collection

computer security

intrusion detection


Ulf Larson


Erland Jonsson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Stefan Lindskog

Karlstad University

Handbook of Research on Emerging Developments in Data Privacy


Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

Computer Science



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