Intrusion detection systems (IDSs) constitute an essential component of any network security solution package. Underlying IDSs is a great deal of fascinating mathematics mostly taken from various fields such as Probability Theory, Statistic, and Detection Theory. A good understanding of this mathematical background will enable Security Officers to better appreciate the benefits and limitations of IDSs and prepare them to become better practitioners.
The goal of this course is two-fold. First, it will provide to students a hands-on exposure to the mathematical principles and techniques used in intrusion detection. Second, students will experiment with the real-life process of going from a theoretical intrusion detection solution to its implementation. The course will proceed by introducing mathematical concepts on an "as needed" basis, motivated by their direct applications to intrusion detection.
Hands-on exposure to the mathematical principals and techniques used in intrusion detection.