Toward Generating a New Intrusion Detection Dataset and Intrusion Traffic Characterization

Iman Sharafaldin, Arash Habibi Lashkari, Ali A. Ghorbani

Abstract

With exponential growth in the size of computer networks and developed applications, the significant increasing of the potential damage that can be caused by launching attacks is becoming obvious. Meanwhile, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSs) are one of the most important defense tools against the sophisticated and ever-growing network attacks. Due to the lack of adequate dataset, anomaly-based approaches in intrusion detection systems are suffering from accurate deployment, analysis and evaluation. There exist a number of such datasets such as DARPA98, KDD99, ISC2012, and ADFA13 that have been used by the researchers to evaluate the performance of their proposed intrusion detection and intrusion prevention approaches. Based on our study over eleven available datasets since 1998, many such datasets are out of date and unreliable to use. Some of these datasets suffer from lack of traffic diversity and volumes, some of them do not cover the variety of attacks, while others anonymized packet information and payload which cannot reflect the current trends, or they lack feature set and metadata. This paper produces a reliable dataset that contains benign and seven common attack network flows, which meets real world criteria and is publicly avaliable. Consequently, the paper evaluates the performance of a comprehensive set of network traffic features and machine learning algorithms to indicate the best set of features for detecting the certain attack categories.

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Sharafaldin I., Habibi Lashkari A. and Ghorbani A. (2018). Toward Generating a New Intrusion Detection Dataset and Intrusion Traffic Characterization.In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-282-0, pages 108-116. DOI: 10.5220/0006639801080116


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icissp18,
author={Iman Sharafaldin and Arash Habibi Lashkari and Ali A. Ghorbani},
title={Toward Generating a New Intrusion Detection Dataset and Intrusion Traffic Characterization},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2018},
pages={108-116},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006639801080116},
isbn={978-989-758-282-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - Toward Generating a New Intrusion Detection Dataset and Intrusion Traffic Characterization
SN - 978-989-758-282-0
AU - Sharafaldin I.
AU - Habibi Lashkari A.
AU - Ghorbani A.
PY - 2018
SP - 108
EP - 116
DO - 10.5220/0006639801080116