Vol.73, No.2, 2022, pp.4033-4049, doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.030895
Compared Insights on Machine-Learning Anomaly Detection for Process Control Feature
  • Ming Wan1, Quanliang Li1, Jiangyuan Yao2,*, Yan Song3, Yang Liu4, Yuxin Wan5
1 School of Information, Liaoning University, Shenyang, 110036, China
2 School of Computer Science and Technology, Hainan University, Haikou, 570228, China
3 School of Physics, Liaoning University, Shenyang, 110036, China
4 Shenyang Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, 110016, China
5 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, 76131, Germany
* Corresponding Author: Jiangyuan Yao. Email:
Received 05 April 2022; Accepted 09 May 2022; Issue published 16 June 2022
Anomaly detection is becoming increasingly significant in industrial cyber security, and different machine-learning algorithms have been generally acknowledged as various effective intrusion detection engines to successfully identify cyber attacks. However, different machine-learning algorithms may exhibit their own detection effects even if they analyze the same feature samples. As a sequence, after developing one feature generation approach, the most effective and applicable detection engines should be desperately selected by comparing distinct properties of each machine-learning algorithm. Based on process control features generated by directed function transition diagrams, this paper introduces five different machine-learning algorithms as alternative detection engines to discuss their matching abilities. Furthermore, this paper not only describes some qualitative properties to compare their advantages and disadvantages, but also gives an in-depth and meticulous research on their detection accuracies and consuming time. In the verified experiments, two attack models and four different attack intensities are defined to facilitate all quantitative comparisons, and the impacts of detection accuracy caused by the feature parameter are also comparatively analyzed. All experimental results can clearly explain that SVM (Support Vector Machine) and WNN (Wavelet Neural Network) are suggested as two applicable detection engines under differing cases.
Anomaly detection; machine-learning algorithm; process control feature; qualitative and quantitative comparisons
Cite This Article
M. Wan, Q. Li, J. Yao, Y. Song, Y. Liu et al., "Compared insights on machine-learning anomaly detection for process control feature," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 73, no.2, pp. 4033–4049, 2022.
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