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Defending Yourself: The Role of Intrusion Detection Systems
September/October 2000 (vol. 17 no. 5)
pp. 42-51
Intrusion detection systems are an important component of defensive measures protecting computer systems and networks from abuse. This article considers the role of IDSs in an organization's overall defensive posture and provides guidelines for IDS deployment, operation, and maintenance.

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John McHugh, Alan Christie, Julia Allen, "Defending Yourself: The Role of Intrusion Detection Systems," IEEE Software, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 42-51, Sept.-Oct. 2000, doi:10.1109/52.877859
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