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Performance Analysis of Intrusion Detection System in the IoT Environment Using Feature Selection Technique

Moody Alhanaya, Khalil Hamdi Ateyeh Al-Shqeerat*

Department of Computer Science, College of Computer, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Khalil Hamdi Ateyeh Al-Shqeerat. Email: email

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2023, 36(3), 3709-3724.


The increasing number of security holes in the Internet of Things (IoT) networks creates a question about the reliability of existing network intrusion detection systems. This problem has led to the developing of a research area focused on improving network-based intrusion detection system (NIDS) technologies. According to the analysis of different businesses, most researchers focus on improving the classification results of NIDS datasets by combining machine learning and feature reduction techniques. However, these techniques are not suitable for every type of network. In light of this, whether the optimal algorithm and feature reduction techniques can be generalized across various datasets for IoT networks remains. The paper aims to analyze the methods used in this research and whether they can be generalized to other datasets. Six ML models were used in this study, namely, logistic regression (LR), decision trees (DT), Naive Bayes (NB), random forest (RF), K-nearest neighbors (KNN), and linear SVM. The primary detection algorithms used in this study, Principal Component (PCA) and Gini Impurity-Based Weighted Forest (GIWRF) evaluated against three global ToN-IoT datasets, UNSW-NB15, and Bot-IoT datasets. The optimal number of dimensions for each dataset was not studied by applying the PCA algorithm. It is stated in the paper that the selection of datasets affects the performance of the FE techniques and detection algorithms used. Increasing the efficiency of this research area requires a comprehensive standard feature set that can be used to improve quality over time.


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M. Alhanaya and K. H. Ateyeh Al-Shqeerat, "Performance analysis of intrusion detection system in the iot environment using feature selection technique," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 36, no.3, pp. 3709–3724, 2023.

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