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Intrusion Detection System for Big Data Analytics in IoT Environment

M. Anuradha1,*, G. Mani2, T. Shanthi3, N. R. Nagarajan4, P. Suresh5, C. Bharatiraja6

1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, 600119, India
2 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University College of Engineering Arni, Thatchur, 632326, India
3 Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Kings College of Engineering, Pudukkottai, 613303, India
4 Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, K.Ramakrishnan College of Engineering, Tiruchirapalli, 621112, India
5 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, 641407, India
6 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, 603203, India

* Corresponding Author: M. Anuradha. Email:

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2022, 43(1), 381-396.


In the digital area, Internet of Things (IoT) and connected objects generate a huge quantity of data traffic which feeds big data analytic models to discover hidden patterns and detect abnormal traffic. Though IoT networks are popular and widely employed in real world applications, security in IoT networks remains a challenging problem. Conventional intrusion detection systems (IDS) cannot be employed in IoT networks owing to the limitations in resources and complexity. Therefore, this paper concentrates on the design of intelligent metaheuristic optimization based feature selection with deep learning (IMFSDL) based classification model, called IMFSDL-IDS for IoT networks. The proposed IMFSDL-IDS model involves data collection as the primary process utilizing the IoT devices and is preprocessed in two stages: data transformation and data normalization. To manage big data, Hadoop ecosystem is employed. Besides, the IMFSDL-IDS model includes a hill climbing with moth flame optimization (HCMFO) for feature subset selection to reduce the complexity and increase the overall detection efficiency. Moreover, the beetle antenna search (BAS) with variational autoencoder (VAE), called BAS-VAE technique is applied for the detection of intrusions in the feature reduced data. The BAS algorithm is integrated into the VAE to properly tune the parameters involved in it and thereby raises the classification performance. To validate the intrusion detection performance of the IMFSDL-IDS system, a set of experimentations were carried out on the standard IDS dataset and the results are investigated under distinct aspects. The resultant experimental values pointed out the betterment of the IMFSDL-IDS model over the compared models with the maximum accuracy 95.25% and 97.39% on the applied NSL-KDD and UNSW-NB15 dataset correspondingly.


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M. Anuradha, G. Mani, T. Shanthi, N. R. Nagarajan, P. Suresh et al., "Intrusion detection system for big data analytics in iot environment," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 43, no.1, pp. 381–396, 2022.

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