Principles of a computer immune system

Anil Somayaji, Steven Hofmeyr, Stephanie Forrest

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Abstract

Natural immune systems provide a rich source of inspiration for computer security in the age of the Internet. Immune systems have many features that are desirable for the imperfect, uncontrolled, and open environments in which most computers currently exist. These include distributability, diversity, disposability, adaptability, autonomy, dynamic coverage, anomaly detection, multiple layers, identity via behavior, no trusted components, and imperfect detection. These principles suggest a wide variety of architectures for a computer immune system. Copyright ACM 1998.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1997 Workshop on New Security Paradigms, NSPW 1997
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages75-82
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0897919866
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event1997 Workshop on New Security Paradigms, NSPW 1997 - Langdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 23 1997Sep 26 1997

Publication series

NameProceedings New Security Paradigms Workshop
VolumePart F129303

Other

Other1997 Workshop on New Security Paradigms, NSPW 1997
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLangdale, Cumbria
Period9/23/979/26/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Information Systems

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    Somayaji, A., Hofmeyr, S., & Forrest, S. (1998). Principles of a computer immune system. In Proceedings of the 1997 Workshop on New Security Paradigms, NSPW 1997 (pp. 75-82). (Proceedings New Security Paradigms Workshop; Vol. Part F129303). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/283699.283742