Network attack detection and defense – Manifesto of the Dagstuhl Perspective Workshop, March 2nd–6th, 2008

  • Georg Carle
  • Falko Dressler
  • Richard A. Kemmerer
  • Hartmut KoenigEmail author
  • Christopher Kruegel
  • Pavel Laskov
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This manifesto is the result of the Perspective Workshop Network Attack Detection and Defense held in Schloss Dagstuhl (Germany) from March 2nd–6th, 2008. The participants of the workshop represent researchers from Austria, France, Norway, the Switzerland, the United States, and Germany who work actively in the field of intrusion detection and network monitoring. The workshop attendee’s opinion was that intrusion detection and flow analysis, which have been developed as complementary approaches for the detection of network attacks, should more strongly combine event detection and correlation techniques to better meet future challenges in future reactive security.

The workshop participants considered various perspectives to envision future network attack detection and defense. The following topics are seen as important in the future: the development of early warning systems, the introduction of situation awareness, the improvement of measurement technology, taxonomy of attacks, the application of intrusion and fraud detection for web services, and anomaly detection.

In order to realize those visions the state of the art, the challenges, and research priorities were identified for each topic by working groups. The outcome of the discussion is summarized in working group papers which are published in the workshop proceedings. The papers were compiled by the editors to this manifesto.


Intrusion detection Network monitoring Early warning systems Situation awareness Measurement requirements 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Carle
    • 1
  • Falko Dressler
    • 2
  • Richard A. Kemmerer
    • 3
  • Hartmut Koenig
    • 4
    Email author
  • Christopher Kruegel
    • 5
  • Pavel Laskov
    • 6
  1. 1.TU MuenchenMunichGermany
  2. 2.University Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  4. 4.BTU CottbusCottbusGermany
  5. 5.Technical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  6. 6.Fraunhofer Institute BerlinBerlinGermany

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