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IDS: Still head of the class in security education Print E-mail
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Intrusion Detection Despite claims that intrusion detection tools are "old school" and often tedious to use, one technologist says an IDS, such as Snort, can be quite educational when grading an organization's network security. During a session at the CSI 32nd annual Computer Security Conference this week, Matthew Hicks, senior information security analyst with the Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C., said those who scoff at IDS typically don't understand how to use it.

"Even the people who have it… sometimes turn it off," Hicks said, because it is set to trigger too many alarms. That, he noted, means the problem is with configuration, not the tool itself.

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Snort rulesWritten by paxd on 2005-11-16 11:20:02
I like snort, but they closed up their rulesets and the community ones available on leave much to be desired. I've experimented with the rules at [URL=][/URL], has anyone been using those in a production environment? How is the false positive count with that ruleset?
Max VisionWritten by ryan on 2005-11-16 11:50:41
I miss the days of the old Max Vision rulesets...
Jail TimeWritten by dave on 2005-11-16 19:30:37
Yeah, I miss the Max Vision stuff too. Too bad a little thing like a stint in the county clink got in the way.

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