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Seeded Transfer Learning for Enhanced Attack Trace and Effective Deception

Jalaj Pateria1,*, Laxmi Ahuja1, Subhranil Som2

1 Department of Amity Institute of Information Technology (AIIT), Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301, India
2 Department of Information Technology, Bhairab Ganguly College, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700056, India

* Corresponding Author: Jalaj Pateria. Email: email

Journal of Cyber Security 2022, 4(4), 223-238.


Cyberattacks have reached their peak during COVID-19, and intruders urge to gain the upper hand in the cybersecurity battlefield, even gaining dominance. Now intruders are trying harder to elude behavior analysis techniques, which in turn gets organization security to come for a toss. This phenomenon is even more prevalent in agentless environments (IOT devices, mobile devices), where we do not have any access to edge devices and rely on packet data to predict any attack and its actors. In this paper, we shall be discussing enhancing the accuracy of anomalous behavior detection techniques for efficient threat intelligence and revamping deception using a unique machine learning model training technique termed “Seeded Transfer Learning”, in this technique data is reshaped into knowledge to fit to the target domain in small capsules of information in real-time or near real-time. In this method we shall be using seeds of data or real-time small data sequences to train machine learning models along with that sustaining on the ideology of positive transfer learning techniques where previous learning will be made more effective by taking advantage of a new training set. Comprehensive experiments are done on ANN-(Artificial Neural Network) and result revels best incremental performance from ∼91% to ∼97%. Experiment summarized that while training model on data seeds we have achieved great accuracy with limited computing resources and time, additionally model is trained on latest attack dataset which helped in identifying attacks effectively which in turns translates to effective defense against future unknow attacks.


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APA Style
Pateria, J., Ahuja, L., Som, S. (2022). Seeded transfer learning for enhanced attack trace and effective deception. Journal of Cyber Security, 4(4), 223-238.
Vancouver Style
Pateria J, Ahuja L, Som S. Seeded transfer learning for enhanced attack trace and effective deception. J Cyber Secur . 2022;4(4):223-238
IEEE Style
J. Pateria, L. Ahuja, and S. Som "Seeded Transfer Learning for Enhanced Attack Trace and Effective Deception," J. Cyber Secur. , vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 223-238. 2022.

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