An Intelligent Tutor for Intrusion Detection on Computer Systems
Rowe, Neil C.
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Intrusion detection is the process of identifying unauthorized usage of a computer system. It an important skill for computer-system administrators. It is difficult to learn on the job because it is needed only occasionally but can be critical. We describe a tutor incorporating two programs. The first program uses artificial-intelligence planning methods to generate realistic audit files reporting actions of a variety of simulated users (including intruders) of a Unix computer system. The second program simulates the system afterwards, and asks the student to inspect the audit and fix the problems caused by the intruders. This program uses intrusion-recognition rules to itself infer the problems, planning methods to figure how best to fix them, plan-inference methods to track student actions, and tutoring rules to tutor intelligently. Experiments show that students using the tutor learn a significant amount in a short time.
Computers and Education, pp. 395-404, 1998
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