A predictive model for network intrusion detection using stacking approach

Smitha Rajagopal, Poornima Panduranga Kundapur, Hareesh Katiganere Siddaramappa


Due to the emerging technological advances, cyber-attacks continue to hamper information systems. The changing dimensionality of cyber threat landscape compel security experts to devise novel approaches to address the problem of network intrusion detection. Machine learning algorithms are extensively used to detect intrusions by dint of their remarkable predictive power. This work presents an ensemble approach for network intrusion detection using a concept called Stacking. As per the popular no free lunch theorem of machine learning, employing single classifier for a problem at hand may not be ideal to achieve generalization. Therefore, the proposed work on network intrusion detection emphasizes upon a combinative approach to improve performance. A robust processing paradigm called Graphlab Create, capable of upholding massive data has been used to implement the proposed methodology. Two benchmark datasets like UNSW NB-15 and UGR’ 16 datasets are considered to demonstrate the validity of predictions. Empirical investigation has illustrated that the performance of the proposed approach has been reasonably good. The contribution of the proposed approach lies in its finesse to generate fewer misclassifications pertaining to various attack vectors considered in the study.


Stacking, Graphlab Create, SFrames, Network Intrusion Detection, UNSW NB-15, UGR’16

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v10i3.pp2734-2741
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