%0 Journal Article
	%A S. Umarani and  D. Sharmila
	%D 2014
	%J International Journal of Computer and Systems Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 94, 2014
	%T Predicting Application Layer DDoS Attacks Using Machine Learning Algorithms
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000388
	%V 94
	%X A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a
major threat to cyber security. It originates from the network layer or
the application layer of compromised/attacker systems which are
connected to the network. The impact of this attack ranges from the
simple inconvenience to use a particular service to causing major
failures at the targeted server. When there is heavy traffic flow to a
target server, it is necessary to classify the legitimate access and
attacks. In this paper, a novel method is proposed to detect DDoS
attacks from the traces of traffic flow. An access matrix is created
from the traces. As the access matrix is multi dimensional, Principle
Component Analysis (PCA) is used to reduce the attributes used for
detection. Two classifiers Naive Bayes and K-Nearest neighborhood
are used to classify the traffic as normal or abnormal. The
performance of the classifier with PCA selected attributes and actual
attributes of access matrix is compared by the detection rate and
False Positive Rate (FPR).

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