Evaluating the Impact of Intrusion Sensitivity on Securing Collaborative Intrusion Detection Networks Against SOOA

  • David Madsen
  • Wenjuan Li
  • Weizhi Meng
  • Yu WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11337)


Cyber attacks are greatly expanding in both size and complexity. To handle this issue, research has been focused on collaborative intrusion detection networks (CIDNs), which can improve the detection accuracy of a single IDS by allowing various nodes to communicate with each other. While such collaborative system or network is vulnerable to insider attacks, which can significantly reduce the advantages of a detector. To protect CIDNs against insider attacks, one potential way is to enhance the trust evaluation among IDS nodes, i.e., by emphasizing the impact of expert nodes. In this work, we adopt the notion of intrusion sensitivity that assigns different values of detection capability relating to particular attacks, and evaluate its impact on defending against a special On-Off attack (SOOA). In the evaluation, we investigate the impact of intrusion sensitivity in a simulated CIDN environment, and experimental results demonstrate that the use of intrusion sensitivity can help enhance the security of CIDNs under adversarial scenarios, like SOOA.


Intrusion detection Collaborative network Insider attack Intrusion sensitivity Challenge-based trust mechanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Madsen
    • 1
  • Wenjuan Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Weizhi Meng
    • 1
  • Yu Wang
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer ScienceTechnical University of DenmarkKongens LyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceCity University of Hong KongKowloon TongHong Kong
  3. 3.School of Computer ScienceGuangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina

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