PIDS: a privacy intrusion detection system

Hein S. Venter (Senior Lecturer, Professor, in the Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa)
Martin S. Olivier (Professor, in the Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa)
Jan H.P. Eloff (Professor, in the Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

It is well‐known that the primary threat against misuse of private data about individuals is present within the organisation; proposes a system that uses intrusion detection system (IDS) technologies to help safeguard such private information. Current IDSs attempt to detect intrusions on a low level whereas the proposed privacy IDS (PIDS) attempts to detect intrusions on a higher level. Contains information about information privacy and privacy‐enhancing technologies, the role that a current IDS could play in a privacy system, and a framework for a privacy IDS. The system works by identifying anomalous behaviour and reacts by throttling access to the data and/or issuing reports. It is assumed that the private information is stored in a central networked repository. Uses the proposed PIDS on the border between this repository and the rest of the organisation to identify attempts to misuse such information. A practical prototype of the system needs to be implemented in order to determine and test the practical feasibility of the system. Provides a source of information and guidelines on how to implement a privacy IDS based on existing IDSs.

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Citation

Venter, H., Olivier, M. and Eloff, J. (2004), "PIDS: a privacy intrusion detection system", Internet Research, Vol. 14 No. 5, pp. 360-365. https://doi.org/10.1108/10662240410566953

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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