The Future of IDSs

As shown here, the field of intrusion detection is still in its infancy. In addition, as hackers evolve, IDSs must attempt to keep pace. Table 14.1 lists future trends that pose threats to IDSs, and potential solutions.

Table 14.1. Potential Solutions to Future Difficulties in IDSs
Problem Solution
Encrypted traffic (IPsec) Embed IDS throughout host stack
Increasing speed and complexity of attacks Strict anomaly detection
Switched networks Monitor each host individually
Increasing burden of data to interpret Geometric display of data

The following sections will examine each of these growing problems, along with a potential solution.

Embedded IDSs

IPsec is becoming a popular standard for securing data over a network. IPsec ...

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