Australian Information Security Management Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Security Research Centre, School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia


Originally published in the Proceedings of the 6th Australian Information Security Management Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, 1st to 3rd December 2006.


In an environment where technical solutions for securing networked systems are commonplace, there still exist problems in implementation of such solutions for home and small business users. One component of this protection is the use of intrusion detection systems. Intrusion detection monitors network traffic for suspicious activity, performs access blocking and alerts the system administrator or user of potential attacks. This paper reviews the basic function of intrusion detection systems and maps them to an existing end-user capability framework. Using this framework, implementation guidance and systematic improvement in implementation of this security measure are defined.