Research Area:  Machine Learning
Network intrusion detection systems (NIDSs) play a crucial role in defending computer networks. However, there are concerns regarding the feasibility and sustainability of current approaches when faced with the demands of modern networks. More specifically, these concerns relate to the increasing levels of required human interaction and the decreasing levels of detection accuracy. This paper presents a novel deep learning technique for intrusion detection, which addresses these concerns. We detail our proposed nonsymmetric deep autoencoder (NDAE) for unsupervised feature learning. Furthermore, we also propose our novel deep learning classification model constructed using stacked NDAEs. Our proposed classifier has been implemented in graphics processing unit (GPU)-enabled TensorFlow and evaluated using the benchmark KDD Cup 99 and NSL-KDD datasets. Promising results have been obtained from our model thus far, demonstrating improvements over existing approaches and the strong potential for use in modern NIDSs.
Network Intrusion Detection
Author(s) Name:  Nathan Shone; Tran Nguyen Ngoc; Vu Dinh Phai and Qi Shi
Journal name:  IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence
Publisher name:  IEEE
Volume Information:  Volume: 2, Issue: 1, Feb. 2018, Page(s): 41 - 50
Paper Link:   https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8264962