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Software agents and computer network security.

  Preventing unauthorised access to corporate information systems is essential for many organisations. To address this problem we built a security enhancement software system using software agents, in which a core software agent resides on a server and user end software agents reside at each user workstation. By downloading a pattern of typical user behaviour and rules governing invalid behaviour from a core agent to each user end agent, all decisions and actions about atypical or invalid user behaviour can be taken by a user agent. This permits security detection to continue even when the core agent fails to operate

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006.3 Artificial intelligence


Pikoulas, J., Mannion, M. & Buchanan, W. J. (1999). Software agents and computer network security. In Engineering of Computer Based Systems, 2000. (ECBS 2000) Proceedings. Seventh IEEE International Conference and Workshopon the, 211-217. doi:10.1109/ECBS.2000.839879. ISBN 0-7695-604-6



corporate information systems; security enhancement software; user end agent; software agents; user behaviour;

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