CEA will be present at the next CNC conference in Hawaii from February 17 to 20, 2020 to present its progress in intrusion detection and parts of the future implementation of the SCENE framework Intrusion Detection system.
Here is the abstract of the submitted article called “Unsupervised Protocol-based Intrusion Detection for Real-world Networks”:
Anomaly-based Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) are rarely deployed in real networks, because of their high false positive rate. Their ability to detect unknown attacks is, however, very valuable in a context where new threats are emerging almost daily. This paper presents an unsupervised anomaly- based intrusion detection solution focused on protocol headers analysis. This approach is tested on a recent and realistic dataset (CICIDS2017) over a 4-day period. Each protocol is converted to a set
of normalized numeric features, which are processed by 5 neural network architectures: deep autoencoders, deep MLPs, LSTMs,
BiLSTMs, and GANs. The output of these algorithms is an anomaly score, which is normalized and combined with the anomaly scores of other protocols. We argue that this classification problem is very different from the actual problem of intrusion detection and requires new metrics. In particular, packet anomaly scores must be refined in a post-processing step to aggregate anomalies into continuous attacks. This approach successfully detects 7 out of 11 attacks not seen during the training phase, without any false positives. It is thus possible to consider deployments in real-world networks of such IDSs, capable of reliably detecting zero-day attacks.