Along with the growing dependency of our society on information technology
systems (IT), questions regarding IT security are becoming more urgent. While
up to now primarily preventive measures and mechanisms were focused, it becomes
more and more apparent that IT security cannot be reached by prevention alone.
Rather, preventive measures and reactive aspects need to complement one
The special interest group SIDAR (Security - Intrusion Detection and Response)
of the Security and Safety division of the German Informatics Society (GI)
focuses on reactive aspects of IT security and closely related topics. The SIG
SIDAR Workshop DIMVA 2004, that took place on July 6th and 7th 2004 in
Dortmund, Germany, was the first workshop in the German-speaking area that was
dedicated to the topics Intrusion Detection, Malicious Agents (Malware) and
The program committee received 41 submissions from authors from twelve
countries on three continents. 78% of the papers originate from authors from
Europe. Most papers were submitted by authors from the following countries:
Germany (26), USA (4), United Arab Emirates (3), Iran (2) and Switzerland (2).
19 papers (46%) have been selected for presentation at the workshop and 14
papers (39%) thereof have been accepted for publication in the workshop
proceedings in the LNI series. Five short papers (12%) have been published on
the website of the workshop.
The workshop program comprised new theoretical and practical approaches and
results from research as well as experience reports on the principal topic
Intrusion Detection and on the topics Honeypots, Vulnerabilities and Malware.
At the beginning of the workshop Hans-Michael Hepp (Intelligent Risk Solutions)
gave an opening keynote on "Techniques for transaction analysis for early
misuse detection in credit card business".
More than a hundred participants from academia (54%), industry (36%) and
government (10%) from six countries attended the workshop. The pattern of
participation was as follows: authors (28%), program committee (17%) and
We thank the participants for their exceedingly positive feedback and for
their request for a DIMVA workshop in 2005. The preparations are already
running. We warmly thank all those who have contributed to the success of the
The presentations and short papers are available on the website of the
Ulrich Flegel, Michael Meier
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