Software agents and computer network security.

Pikoulas, John, Mannion, Mike and Buchanan, William J (2000) Software agents and computer network security. In: Engineering of Computer Based Systems, 2000. (ECBS 2000) Proceedings. Seventh IEEE International Conference and Workshopon the. IEEEE, pp. 211-217. ISBN 0-7695-604-6

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Preventing unauthorised access to corporate information systems is essential for many organisations. To address this problem we built a security enhancement software system using software agents, in which a core software agent resides on a server and user end software agents reside at each user workstation. By downloading a pattern of typical user behaviour and rules governing invalid behaviour from a core agent to each user end agent, all decisions and actions about atypical or invalid user behaviour can be taken by a user agent. This permits security detection to continue even when the core agent fails to operate

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-7695-604-6
Uncontrolled Keywords: corporate information systems; security enhancement software; user end agent; software agents; user behaviour;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods > 006.3 Artificial intelligence
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3996
Depositing User: Professor Bill Buchanan
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 15:28
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 12:37

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