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Machine Learning Methods in Detecting Distributed Denial of Service: A Systematic Literature Review

Rusyaidi, Muhammad, Jaf, Sardar and Zunaidi, Ibrahim (2021) Machine Learning Methods in Detecting Distributed Denial of Service: A Systematic Literature Review. In: 8th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, 08-10 Nov 2021, Universiti Teknologi Brunei.

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is a malicious attempt to disrupt access to information, systems, networks, etc., by overwhelming systems and networks with traffics. Many methods for mitigating DDoS attacks have been proposed. In this paper, we present a systematic literature review of the application of machine learning methods in detecting a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. We have reviewed many research papers based on the methods that provided the best performance and evidence in machine learning technique applications. Our aim is to analyse, summarise and evaluate various machine learning methods for detecting DDoS attacks. We have evaluated five types of machine learning algorithms: Multi-Linear Regression, Deep Neural Network (DNN), Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) method, Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) with Autoencoder, and LSTM with Singular Value Decomposition (SVD). We outline several open research questions, research techniques, parameters, and metrics. Also reviewed and contrasted were summaries of analyses and gaps in deploying a predictable machine learning model. Thus, the paper is expected to benefit academicians and researchers in developing an efficient solution for the machine learning mentioned above in detecting DDoS attacks.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Distributed Denial of Service , machine learning, cybersecurity, DDoS classification
Depositing User: Sardar Jaf


Item ID: 14223
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ORCID for Sardar Jaf: ORCID iD
ORCID for Ibrahim Zunaidi: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 10:16
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2021 10:16


Author: Sardar Jaf ORCID iD
Author: Ibrahim Zunaidi ORCID iD
Author: Muhammad Rusyaidi

University Divisions

Faculty of Technology > School of Computer Science


Computing > Cybersecurity
Computing > Artificial Intelligence
Computing > Information Systems
Computing > Network Computing

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