Jump to content United States-English
HP.com Home Products and Services Support and Drivers Solutions How to Buy
» Contact HP

hp.com home

Technical Reports

printable version

HP Labs

» Research
» News and events
» Technical reports
» About HP Labs
» Careers @ HP Labs
» People
» Worldwide sites
» Downloads
Content starts here

  Click here for full text: PDF

Biologically Inspired Approaches to Computer Security

Williamson, Matthew M.


Keyword(s): computer; security immune system; biologically inspired

Abstract: Biologically inspired approaches to computer security are appealing for two reasons. Firstly our computers are under attack, and biological species have been attacking each other for millions of years. Secondly as computers become more complex, traditional approaches to security are unlikely to scale and biological metaphors become increasingly powerful. Given the overlap in the domains, the hope is that taking ideas from biology and applying them to computer security will bear fruit. The particular ideas that researchers have applied to computer security include the immune system, the diversity of species, epidemiology and non-representational systems. This paper examines the pros and cons of biologically inspired approaches. It provides both an introduction and review of work in this area, as well as making suggestions for future work.

10 Pages

Back to Index

»Technical Reports

» 2009
» 2008
» 2007
» 2006
» 2005
» 2004
» 2003
» 2002
» 2001
» 2000
» 1990 - 1999

Heritage Technical Reports

» Compaq & DEC Technical Reports
» Tandem Technical Reports
Privacy statement Using this site means you accept its terms Feedback to HP Labs
© 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.