Volume 14, Number 1

An Efficient Intrusion Detection System with Custom Features using FPA-Gradient
Boost Machine Learning Algorithm


D.V. Jeyanthi1 and B. Indrani2, 1Sourashtra College, India, 2DDE, Madurai Kamaraj University, India


An efficient Intrusion Detection System has to be given high priority while connecting systems with a network to prevent the system before an attack happens. It is a big challenge to the network security group to prevent the system from a variable types of new attacks as technology is growing in parallel. In this paper, an efficient model to detect Intrusion is proposed to predict attacks with high accuracy and less false-negative rate by deriving custom features UNSW-CF by using the benchmark intrusion dataset UNSW-NB15. To reduce the learning complexity, Custom Features are derived and then Significant Features are constructed by applying meta-heuristic FPA (Flower Pollination algorithm) and MRMR (Minimal Redundancy and Maximum Redundancy) which reduces learning time and also increases prediction accuracy. ENC (ElasicNet Classifier), KRRC (Kernel Ridge Regression Classifier), IGBC (Improved Gradient Boosting Classifier) is employed to classify the attacks in the datasets UNSW-CF, UNSW and recorded that UNSW-CF with derived custom features using IGBC integrated with FPA provided high accuracy of 97.38% and a low error rate of 2.16%. Also, the sensitivity and specificity rate for IGB attains a high rate of 97.32% and 97.50% respectively.


Intrusion Detection, IDS, UNSW-B15, Custom Features, Feature Selection, FPA, Gradient Boost Classifier.