Cell based intrusion prevention system

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In today's socially-driven knowledge-based computing era, digital devices have become household appliances. Ubiquitous computing and social networks are life style technologies which coupled with the political drive for e-inclusion strategies have exponentially increased the rate of new 0-day exploits. We hypothesise that building an adaptive, polymorphous, distributed system that can learn from its environment and dynamically change according to external stimuli, which can provide a cost-effective proactive solution to the problem. In this research we developed a novel and simple approach to defend common network threats and anomaly attacks. The design comprises of polymorphous elementary blocks called digital cells, these simple blocks are extremely rich, much like living cells. Cells are the fundamental structural unit of life, all living organisms are made of one or more cells. The cell characteristics including, the ability of self-division to a specific limit (e.g. human cells), capability of independent existence, and the ability to communicate using signalling are going to be the fundamental elements for this research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2015
PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781910810286, 1910810282
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event14th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2015 - Hatfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20153 Jul 2015


Conference14th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Cell computing
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Membrane computing
  • Polymorphous
  • Unstructured


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