Computer Science ›› 2019, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (8): 64-70.doi: 10.11896/j.issn.1002-137X.2019.08.010

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Alert Correlation Algorithm Based on Improved FP Growth

LU Xian-guang, DU Xue-hui, WANG Wen-juan   

  1. (Information Engineering University,Zhengzhou 450001,China)
  • Received:2018-11-06 Online:2019-08-15 Published:2019-08-15

Abstract: The original alerts generated by intrusion detection system have some shortcomings,such as low level,mutual isolation and irrelevance,which makes security managers be difficult to find unknown and high-level security threats and cannot understand the overall security situation of the target network.In order to make use of low-level alerts to construct attack scenarios,this paper analyzed the existing alert correlation knowledge,and proposed a new alert correlation algorithm based on data mining to solve the problem of poor performance of existing algorithms when dealing with sparse data.In this paper,firstly,the existing alert correlation algorithms were compared,then the principles and merits and demerits of classical Apriori algorithm and FP growth algorithm were elaborated,and the FP growth algorithm was improved based on two-dimensional table.Finally,the improved algorithm was used to mine the association rules between the alerts,and thus the alert correlation was proceeded.In order to verify the feasibility and performance of the proposed method,the Darpa data set is utilized to carry out relevant simulation tests.The experimental results show that the proposed scheme can achieve better alert correlation.

Key words: Intrusion detection, Alert correlation, Correlation analysis, FP growth algorithm

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  • TP393.08
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