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DATA COLLECTION FRAMEWORK AND MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CYBER SECURITY ATTACKS

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2019
Abstract/Description:
The integrity of network communications is constantly being challenged by more sophisticated intrusion techniques. Attackers are shifting to stealthier and more complex forms of attacks in an attempt to bypass known mitigation strategies. Also, many detection methods for popular network attacks have been developed using outdated or non-representative attack data. To effectively develop modern detection methodologies, there exists a need to acquire data that can fully encompass the behaviors of persistent and emerging threats. When collecting modern day network traffic for intrusion detection, substantial amounts of traffic can be collected, much of which consists of relatively few attack instances as compared to normal traffic. This skewed distribution between normal and attack data can lead to high levels of class imbalance. Machine learning techniques can be used to aid in attack detection, but large levels of imbalance between normal (majority) and attack (minority) instances can lead to inaccurate detection results.
Title: DATA COLLECTION FRAMEWORK AND MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CYBER SECURITY ATTACKS.
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Name(s): Calvert, Chad, author
Khoshgoftaar, Taghi M., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2019
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 179 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The integrity of network communications is constantly being challenged by more sophisticated intrusion techniques. Attackers are shifting to stealthier and more complex forms of attacks in an attempt to bypass known mitigation strategies. Also, many detection methods for popular network attacks have been developed using outdated or non-representative attack data. To effectively develop modern detection methodologies, there exists a need to acquire data that can fully encompass the behaviors of persistent and emerging threats. When collecting modern day network traffic for intrusion detection, substantial amounts of traffic can be collected, much of which consists of relatively few attack instances as compared to normal traffic. This skewed distribution between normal and attack data can lead to high levels of class imbalance. Machine learning techniques can be used to aid in attack detection, but large levels of imbalance between normal (majority) and attack (minority) instances can lead to inaccurate detection results.
Identifier: FA00013289 (IID)
Degree granted: Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2019.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Machine learning
Algorithms
Anomaly detection (Computer security)
Intrusion detection systems (Computer security)
Big data
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Sublocation: Digital Library
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