Real-time CBR-agent with a mixture of experts in the reuse stage to classify and detect DoS attacks
Pinzón Trejos, Cristian
De Paz, Juan
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Security is a major concern when service environments are implemented. This has led to the proposal of a variety of specifications and proposals based on soft computing methods to provide the necessary security for these environments. However, most proposed approaches focus only on ensuring confidentiality and integrity, without putting forward mechanisms that ensure the availability of services and resources offered. A considerable number of attack mechanisms can lead to a web service system crash. As a result, the web service cannot allow access to authorized users. This type of attack is a so-called denial of service attack (DoS) which affects the availability of the services and recourses available. This article presents a novel soft computing-based approach to cope with DoS attacks, but unlike existing solutions, our proposal takes into account the different soft computing mechanisms that can lead to a DoS attack. Our approach is based on a real time classifier agent that incorporates a mixture of experts to choose a specific classification technique depending on the feature of the attack and the time available to solve the classification. With this scheme it is possible to divide the problem into subproblems, solving the classification of the web service requests in a more simple and effective way and always within a time bound interval. This research presents a case study to evaluate the effectiveness of the approach and also presents the preliminary results obtained with an initial prototype.