Tsinghua Science and Technology


deep learning, Voting-based Neural Network (VNN), network security, Pearson correlation coefficient


Several security solutions have been proposed to detect network abnormal behavior. However, successful attacks is still a big concern in computer society. Lots of security breaches, like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), botnets, spam, phishing, and so on, are reported every day, while the number of attacks are still increasing. In this paper, a novel voting-based deep learning framework, called VNN, is proposed to take the advantage of any kinds of deep learning structures. Considering several models created by different aspects of data and various deep learning structures, VNN provides the ability to aggregate the best models in order to create more accurate and robust results. Therefore, VNN helps the security specialists to detect more complicated attacks. Experimental results over KDDCUP’99 and CTU-13, as two well known and more widely employed datasets in computer network area, revealed the voting procedure was highly effective to increase the system performance, where the false alarms were reduced up to 75% in comparison with the original deep learning models, including Deep Neural Network (DNN), Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM), and Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU).


Tsinghua University Press