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Low-rate DDoS attack Detection using Deep Learning for SDN-enabled IoT Networks
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  • Abdussalam Alashhab,
  • Mohd Soperi Zahid,
  • Amgad Muneer,
  • Mujaheed Abdullahi
Abdussalam Alashhab

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Mohd Soperi Zahid
Amgad Muneer
Mujaheed Abdullahi


Software Defined Networks (SDN) can logically route traffic and utilize underutilized network resources, which has enabled the deployment of SDN-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) architecture in many industrial systems. SDN also removes bottlenecks and helps process IoT data efficiently without overloading the network. An SDN-based IoT in an evolving environment is vulnerable to various types of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Many research papers focus on highrate DDoS attacks, while few address low-rate DDoS attacks in SDN-based IoT networks. There's a need to enhance the accuracy of LDDoS attack detection in SDN-based IoT networks and OpenFlow communication channel. In this paper, we propose LDDoS attack detection approach based on deep learning (DL) model that consists of an activation function of the Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM) to detect different types of LDDoS attacks in IoT networks by analyzing the characteristic values of different types of LDDoS attacks and natural traffic, improve the accuracy of LDDoS attack detection, and reduce the malicious traffic flow. The experiment result shows that the model achieved an accuracy of 98.88%. In addition, the model has been tested and validated using benchmark Edge IIoTset dataset which consist of cyber security attacks.
28 Dec 2023Submitted to TechRxiv
08 Jan 2024Published in TechRxiv