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A Deep Learning Approach for Intrusion Detection


Roua Dhahbi, Farah Jemili


Vol. 23  No. 10  pp. 89-96


Intrusion detection has been widely studied in both industry and academia, but cybersecurity analysts always want more accuracy and global threat analysis to secure their systems in cyberspace. Big data represent the great challenge of intrusion detection systems, making it hard to monitor and analyze this large volume of data using traditional techniques. Recently, deep learning has been emerged as a new approach which enables the use of Big Data with a low training time and high accuracy rate. In this paper, we propose an approach of an IDS based on cloud computing and the integration of big data and deep learning techniques to detect different attacks as early as possible. To demonstrate the efficacy of this system, we implement the proposed system within Microsoft Azure Cloud, as it provides both processing power and storage capabilities, using a convolutional neural network (CNN?IDS) with the distributed computing environment Apache Spark, integrated with Keras Deep Learning Library. We study the performance of the model in two categories of classification (binary and multiclass) using CSE-CIC-IDS2018 dataset. Our system showed a great performance due to the integration of deep learning technique and Apache Spark engine.


Intrusion Detection System; Deep Learning; Convolutional Neural Network; Apache Spark; Microsoft Azure Cloud.