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Project Information:template AppSensor Project

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Project Name OWASP AppSensor Project - Detect and Respond to Attacks from Within the Application
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Real Time Application Attack Detection and Response


Article on why Application Based Intrusion Detection is a must for critical applications.

The AppSensor project defines a conceptual framework and methodology that offers prescriptive guidance to implement intrusion detection and automated response into an existing application. Current efforts are underway to create the AppSensor tool which can be utilized by any existing application interested in adding detection and response capabilities.


AppSensor defines over 50 different detection points which can be used to identify a malicious attacker.


AppSensor provides guidance on how to respond once a malicious attacker has been identified. Possible actions include: logging out the user, locking the account or notifying an administrator. More than a dozen response actions are described.

Defending the Application

An attacker often requires numerous probes and attack attempts in order to locate an exploitable vulnerability within the application. By using AppSensor it is possible to identify and eliminate the threat of an attacker before they are able to successfully identify an exploitable flaw.

Project key Information Project Leaders:

Michael Coates
John Melton
Colin Watson

Project Contributors:

Ryan Barnett
Simon Bennetts
August Detlefsen
Randy Janida
Jim Manico
Giri Nambari
Eric Sheridan
John Stevens
Kevin Wall

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