Conditional Variational Autoencoder for Prediction and Feature Recovery Applied to Intrusion Detection in IoT
AbstractThe purpose of a Network Intrusion Detection System is to detect intrusive, malicious activities or policy violations in a host or host’s network. In current networks, such systems are becoming more important as the number and variety of attacks increase along with the volume and sensitiveness of the information exchanged. This is of particular interest to Internet of Things networks, where an intrusion detection system will be critical as its economic importance continues to grow, making it the focus of future intrusion attacks. In this work, we propose a new network intrusion detection method that is appropriate for an Internet of Things network. The proposed method is based on a conditional variational autoencoder with a specific architecture that integrates the intrusion labels inside the decoder layers. The proposed method is less complex than other unsupervised methods based on a variational autoencoder and it provides better classification results than other familiar classifiers. More important, the method can perform feature reconstruction, that is, it is able to recover missing features from incomplete training datasets. We demonstrate that the reconstruction accuracy is very high, even for categorical features with a high number of distinct values. This work is unique in the network intrusion detection field, presenting the first application of a conditional variational autoencoder and providing the first algorithm to perform feature recovery. View Full-Text
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Lopez-Martin, M.; Carro, B.; Sanchez-Esguevillas, A.; Lloret, J. Conditional Variational Autoencoder for Prediction and Feature Recovery Applied to Intrusion Detection in IoT. Sensors 2017, 17, 1967.
Lopez-Martin M, Carro B, Sanchez-Esguevillas A, Lloret J. Conditional Variational Autoencoder for Prediction and Feature Recovery Applied to Intrusion Detection in IoT. Sensors. 2017; 17(9):1967.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lopez-Martin, Manuel; Carro, Belen; Sanchez-Esguevillas, Antonio; Lloret, Jaime. 2017. "Conditional Variational Autoencoder for Prediction and Feature Recovery Applied to Intrusion Detection in IoT." Sensors 17, no. 9: 1967.
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