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Elliot Turner: Security Portal Article Paints an Incorrect Picture of Intrusion Detection Technology

Jan 17, 2000, 20:06 (2 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Elliot Turner for this link. ]

"An article titled "Some thoughts on (network) intrusion detection systems" was recently posted to SecurityPortal.com, in a weekly column called "Kurt's Closet". This article written by Kurt Seifried (a security analyst and author of the "Linux Administrators Security Guide") discusses several possible flaws in NIDS (Network Intrusion Detection) technology, and mentions possible solutions. While this article makes some interesting points, I believe that many of the statements made may incorrectly represent the current state of NIDS technology. Having been heavily involved in NIDS development for the past four years, I become concerned when statements are made that may result in public misconception. Because of this, I have written a few short comments on the points that Mr. Seifried covers in his column."

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