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MetaCIDS: A Metaverse Collaborative Intrusion Detection System based on Blockchain and Federated Learning
  • Vu Truong ,
  • Long Bao Le
Vu Truong

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Envisioned to be the next-generation Internet, the metaverse faces far more security challenges due to its large scale, distributed, and decentralized nature. While traditional third-party security solutions remain certain limitations such as scalability and Single Point of Failure (SPoF), numerous wearable  Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) devices with increasingly computational capacity can contribute underused resource to protect the metaverse. Realizing the potential of Collaborative Intrusion Detection System (CIDS) in the metaverse context, we propose MetaCIDS, a blockchain-based Federated Learning (FL) framework that allows metaverse users to: (i) collaboratively train an adaptable CIDS model based on their collected local data with privacy protection; (ii) utilize such the FL model to detect metaverse intrusion using the locally observed network traffic; (iii) submit verifiable intrusion alerts through blockchain transactions to obtain token-based reward. Security analysis shows that MetaCIDS can tolerate up to 33% malicious trainers during the training of FL models, while the verifiability of alerts offer resistance to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Besides, experimental results illustrate the efficiency and feasibility of MetaCIDS.