An Integrated Imbalanced Learning and Deep Neural Network Model for Insider Threat Detection

Mohammed Nasser Al-Mhiqani, Rabiah Ahmed, Z. A. Zainal Abidin, S. N. Isnin

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The insider threat is a vital security problem concern in both the private and public sectors. A lot of approaches available for detecting and mitigating insider threats. However, the implementation of an effective system for insider threats detection is still a challenging task. In previous work, the Machine Learning (ML) technique was proposed in the insider threats detection domain since it has a promising solution for a better detection mechanism. Nonetheless, the (ML) techniques could be biased and less accurate when the dataset used is hugely imbalanced. Therefore, in this article, an integrated insider threat detection is named (AD-DNN), which is an integration of adaptive synthetic technique (ADASYN) sampling approach and deep neural network technique (DNN). In the proposed model (AD-DNN), the adaptive synthetic (ADASYN) is used to solve the imbalanced data issue and the deep neural network (DNN) for insider threat detection. The proposed model uses the CERT dataset for the evaluation process. The experimental results show that the proposed integrated model improves the overall detection performance of insider threats. A significant impact on the accuracy performance brings a better solution in the proposed model compared with the current insider threats detection system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number66
Pages (from-to)573-577
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

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