UC Davis Team Meets with Computing and Network Intrusion Detection Experts; Releases Report Outlining Campus Strategy

Last Fall, Dr. Bruno, Vice Provost for Information and Educational Technology, initiated an Advanced Technology Project (ATP) to develop recommendations for the role and functions of the computing and network intrusion detection technology and practices. Over the spring of 2002, the ATP team, which includes individuals from IET and campus units, met with a broad selection of groups and individuals with expert knowledge of some aspect of the intrusion detection field. Included were researchers from the UC Davis Computer Science Department Security Lab, the campus Associate Campus Counsel, various IDS vendors, and information technology staff at UC Davis and other UC campuses. The ATP team recently published its report. The report discusses network and host IDS operation and use, legal implications of IDS use and how other campuses have deployed IDS technology. The report outlines a recommended campus IDS strategy that includes the limited use of network IDS and more aggressive use of centrally managed host-based IDS. The final report is available online.