Kozakiewicz, A; Felkner, A; Kijewski, P; Kruk, T
Bioinformatics is a large group of methods used in biology, mostly for analysis of gene sequences. The algorithms developed for this task have recently found a new application in network threat detection. This paper is an introduction to this area of research, presenting a survey of bioinformatics methods applied to this task, outlining the individual tasks and methods used to solve them. It is argued that the early conclusion that such methods are ineffective against polymorphic attacks is in fact too pessimistic.