Masters Theses


"This thesis explores the possibility of using biological models to create an intrusion detection system for a distributed application. In an attempt to try and achieve this goal, a C++ program was created that simulates an artificial immune system of white blood cells and other detectors found in the human body. Different trace files from a distributed system were passed through the program in an attempt to detect intrusive behavior. In order to consider the problem of possible ordering of concurrent events in the distributed application, a localized sliding lattice is constructed that allows the program to consider any ordering of events. While the artificial immune system was able to find a significant percentage of the intrusions in the trace files, it mislabeled a great deal of non-intrusive behavior"--Abstract, page iii.


McMillin, Bruce M.

Committee Member(s)

Liu, Xiaoqing Frank
Gelles, Gregory M.


Computer Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Science


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2003


viii, 63 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-60).


© 2003 Geoffrey Franklin Roth, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Computer networks -- Security measures
Electronic data processing -- Distributed processing

Thesis Number

T 8339

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