Recent evaluations show that the current anomaly-based network intrusion detection methods fail to detect remote access attacks reliably . Here, we present a deep bidirectional LSTM approach that is designed specifically to detect such attacks as contextual network anomalies. The model efficiently learns short-term sequential patterns in network flows as conditional event probabilities to identify contextual anomalies. To verify our improvements on current detection rates, we re-implemented and evaluated three state-of-the-art methods in the field. We compared results on an assembly of datasets that provides both representative network access attacks as well as real normal traffic over a long timespan, which we contend is closer to a potential deployment environment than current NIDS benchmark datasets. We show that by building a deep model, we are able to reduce the false positive rate to 0.16backslash%0.16%while detecting effectively, which is significantly lower than the operational range of other methods. Furthermore, we reduce overall misclassification by more than 100backslash%100%from the next best method.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science |