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Bouzar-Benlabiod, L., Rubin, S. H., Belaidi, K., Haddar, N. E..  2020.  RNN-VED for Reducing False Positive Alerts in Host-based Anomaly Detection Systems. 2020 IEEE 21st International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration for Data Science (IRI). :17–24.
Host-based Intrusion Detection Systems HIDS are often based on anomaly detection. Several studies deal with anomaly detection by analyzing the system-call traces and get good detection rates but also a high rate off alse positives. In this paper, we propose a new anomaly detection approach applied on the system-call traces. The normal behavior learning is done using a Sequence to sequence model based on a Variational Encoder-Decoder (VED) architecture that integrates Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) cells. We exploit the semantics behind the invoking order of system-calls that are then seen as sentences. A preprocessing phase is added to structure and optimize the model input-data representation. After the learning step, a one-class classification is run to categorize the sequences as normal or abnormal. The architecture may be used for predicting abnormal behaviors. The tests are achieved on the ADFA-LD dataset.
Bouzar-Benlabiod, L., Méziani, L., Rubin, S. H., Belaidi, K., Haddar, N. E..  2019.  Variational Encoder-Decoder Recurrent Neural Network (VED-RNN) for Anomaly Prediction in a Host Environment. 2019 IEEE 20th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration for Data Science (IRI). :75–82.
Intrusion detection systems (IDS) are important security tools. NIDS monitors network's traffic and HIDS filters local one. HIDS are often based on anomaly detection. Several studies deal with anomaly detection using system-call traces. In this paper, we propose an anomaly detection and prediction approach. System-call traces, invoked by the running programs, are analyzed in real time. For prediction, we use a Sequence to sequence model based on variational encoder-decoder (VED) and variants of Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN), these architectures showed their performance on natural language processing. To make the analogy, we exploit the semantics behind the invoking order of system-calls that are then seen as sentences. A preprocessing phase is added to optimize the prediction model input data representation. A one-class classification is done to categorize the sequences into normal or abnormal. Tests are achieved on the ADFA-LD dataset and showed the advantage of the prediction for the intrusion detection/prediction task.