A Survey of Insider Attack Detection Research

  • Malek Ben Salem
  • Shlomo Hershkop
  • Salvatore J. Stolfo
Part of the Advances in Information Security book series (ADIS, volume 39)


This paper surveys proposed solutions for the problem of insider attack detection appearing in the computer security research literature. We distinguish between masqueraders and traitors as two distinct cases of insider attack. After describing the challenges of this problem and highlighting current approaches and techniques pursued by the research community for insider attack detection, we suggest directions for future research.


Support Vector Machine Intrusion Detection User Profile Anomaly Detection Insider Attack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malek Ben Salem
    • 1
  • Shlomo Hershkop
    • 1
  • Salvatore J. Stolfo
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentColumbia UniversityColumbia

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