Decision Support for Intrusion Detection Data Collection
Paper in proceedings, 2008
Data collection is a critical but difficult activity for
intrusion detection. The amount of resources that must be monitored and the rate at which events are generated makes it impossible to use an exhaustive collection strategy. Furthermore, selection and configuration of data collection mechanisms is a tedious and elaborate task for both designers and operators. Therefore, we propose a decision support system (DSS) for selecting and configuring data
collection mechanisms. We suggest a generic system model for selecting data collection mechanisms based on the amount of excess data produced. We also provide an implementation of the system. The DSS reduces effort, time, and expertise required in the selection process, and allows both designers and operators to focus on intrusion detection rather than selection and configuration of data collection mechanisms.