Title: A combined PFCM and recurrent neural network-based intrusion detection system for cloud environment

Authors: M. Manickam; N. Ramaraj; C. Chellappan

Addresses: GKM College of Engineering and Technology, Perungalathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vignan's University, 522 213 Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India ' GKM College of Engineering and Technology, Anna University, 600 025 Chennai, India

Abstract: The main objective of this paper is intrusion detection system for a cloud environment using combined PFCM-RNN. Traditional IDSs are not suitable for cloud environment as network-based IDSs (NIDS) cannot detect encrypted node communication, also host-based IDSs (HIDS) are not able to find the hidden attack trail. The traditional intrusion detection is largely inefficient to be deployed in cloud computing environments due to their openness and specific essence. Accordingly, this proposed work consists of two modules namely clustering module and classification module. In clustering module, the input dataset is grouped into clusters with the use of possibilistic fuzzy C-means clustering (PFCM). In classification module, the centroid from the clusters is given to the recurrent neural network which is used to classify whether the data is intruded or not. For experimental evaluation, we use the benchmark database and the results clearly demonstrate the proposed technique outperformed conventional methods.

Keywords: cloud computing; intrusion detection system; IDS; possibilistic fuzzy C-means clustering; PFCM; recurrent neural network; RNN.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2019.099963

International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 2019 Vol.14 No.4, pp.504 - 527

Received: 28 Nov 2016
Accepted: 15 Mar 2017

Published online: 11 Apr 2019 *

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