MAITS: A Multi-Agent-Based IT Security Approach

MAITS: A Multi-Agent-Based IT Security Approach

Dharmendra Sharma (University of Canberra, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-108-7.ch010
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In this chapter, we propose a multi-agent-based information technology (IT) security approach (MAITS) as a holistic solution to the increasing needs of securing computer systems. Each specialist task for security requirements is modeled as a specialist agent. MAITS has five groups of working agents—administration assistant agents, authentication and authorization agents, system log *monitoring agents, intrusion detection agents, and pre-mortem-based computer forensics agents. An assessment center, which is comprised of yet another special group of agents, plays a key role in coordinating the interaction of the other agents. Each agent has an agent engine of an appropriate machine-learning algorithm. The engine enables the agent with learning, reasoning, and decision-making abilities. Each agent also has an agent interface, through which the agent interacts with other agents and also the environment.

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