Using Genetic Algorithm for Network Intrusion Detection


This paper describes a technique of applying Genetic Algorithm (GA) to network Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs). A brief overview of the Intrusion Detection System, genetic algorithm, and related detection techniques is presented. Parameters and evolution process for GA are discussed in detail. Unlike other implementations of the same problem, this implementation considers both temporal and spatial information of network connections in encoding the network connection information into rules in IDS. This is helpful for identification of complex anomalous behaviors. This work is focused on the TCP/IP network protocols.