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Convolutional Neural Network Structure to Detect and Localize CTC Using Image Processing

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posted on 2024-01-17, 05:43 authored by S Al-Eidi, O Darwish, G Husari, Y Chen, Mahmoud El KhodrMahmoud El Khodr
Many cybersecurity attacks utilize Covert Timing Channels as a method to secretly transmit (steal) sensitive information from target networks such as untrusted Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G/6G networks. Such attacks aim to violate the confidentiality and privacy of the data that resides in the targeted networks by transmitting the stolen information in a stealth manner over a prolonged period of time to avoid detection by cyber defenses and anti-exfiltration tools.In this work, we proposed a novel approach that utilize novel Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, in particular, deep learning to detect and localize covert channels over cyber networks. Taking advantage of the rapidly improving deep learning algorithms in image processing, we convert the malicious and normal network traffic (or packets) inter-Arrival times to colored images. Then, we implement an AI-based approach using the popular deep learning algorithm Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to process images and detect the ones that contain malicious CTC activities. Finally, we design and conduct a set of experiments to evaluate the ability of our proposed system to detect and localize CTC-based privacy attacks. The conducted experiments show that our approach yielded a high accuracy of 96.75% in detecting stealth covert channels.

History

Editor

Chakrabarti S; Paul S; Gill B; Gangopadhyay M; Poddar S

Start Page

517

End Page

523

Number of Pages

7

Start Date

2022-06-01

Finish Date

2022-06-04

ISBN-13

9781665486842

Location

Toronto, Canada

Publisher

IEEE

Place of Publication

Piscataway, NJ

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

Queen’s University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada; East Tennessee State University, Eastern Michigan University, USA

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Name of Conference

2022 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference (IEMTRONICS)

Parent Title

2022 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2022

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