Detecting cyber-attacks using a CRPS-based monitoring approach

Fouzi Harrou, Benamar Bouyeddou, Ying Sun, Benamar Kadri

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Cyber-attacks can seriously affect the security of computers and network systems. Thus, developing an efficient anomaly detection mechanism is crucial for information protection and cyber security. To accurately detect TCP SYN flood attacks, two statistical schemes based on the continuous ranked probability score (CRPS) metric have been designed in this paper. Specifically, by integrating the CRPS measure with two conventional charts, Shewhart and the exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) charts, novel anomaly detection strategies were developed: CRPS-Shewhart and CRPS-EWMA. The efficiency of the proposed methods has been verified using the 1999 DARPA intrusion detection evaluation datasets.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781538692769
StatePublished - Feb 28 2019

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2015-CRG4-2582
Acknowledgements: The research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No: OSR-2015-CRG4-2582. The anthors(Benamar Bouyeddou and Benamar Kadri) would like to thank the STIC Lab, Department of Telecommunications, Abou Bekr Belkaid University for the continued support during the research.


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