capsAEUL: Slow HTTP DoS Attack Detection using Autoencoders through Unsupervised Learning

Shaik, Tahir Ahmed and Kataoka, Kotaro (2021) capsAEUL: Slow HTTP DoS Attack Detection using Autoencoders through Unsupervised Learning. In: 2021 Asian Internet Engineering Conference, AINTEC 2021, 14 December 2021 through 16 December 2021, Virtual, Online.

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Slow HTTP Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are defined as application layer vulnerabilities that make HTTP services degrade their performance or reach a denial state. The Slow HTTP DoS attacks can evade the generic DoS attack detection techniques because of their low volume but long lasting attack traffic. Existing solutions on Slow HTTP DoS attack detection mainly rely on static threshold based detection techniques or supervised machine learning techniques. However, the use of unsupervised learning techniques has not been widely studied. This paper proposes capsAEUL, which uses multiple Autoencoders as an unsupervised learning technique for detecting all of Slowloris, Slowread, and Slow POST of Slow HTTP DoS attack as an integrated system. The PoC implementation of capsAEUL exhibits the comparable prediction performance in terms of the high accuracy and the decent AUC scores. © 2021 ACM.

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Kataoka, Kotaro
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autoencoders; Denial of Service Attacks; Network Security; Slow DoS; Unsupervised learning
Subjects: Computer science
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2022 08:50
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 08:50
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