STLGBM-DDS: An Efficient Data Balanced DoS Detection System for Wireless Sensor Networks on Big Data Environment

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DENER M., Al S., Orman A.

IEEE Access, vol.10, pp.92931-92945, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/access.2022.3202807
  • Journal Name: IEEE Access
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.92931-92945
  • Keywords: deep learning, DoS attacks, imbalanced data, intrusion detection, Wireless sensor networks
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© 2013 IEEE.Wireless Sensor Networks(WSNs) are vulnerable to a variety of unique security risks and threats in their data collection and transmission processes. One of the most common attacks on WSNs that can target all layers of the protocol stack is the DoS attack. In this study, a unique DoS Intrusion Detection System (DDS) is proposed to detect DoS attacks specific to WSNs. The proposed system is an ensemble intrusion detection system called STLGBM-DDS, which is developed on Apache Spark big data platform in Google Colab environment, combining LightGBM machine learning algorithm, data balancing and feature selection processes. In order to reduce the effects of data imbalance on system performance, data imbalance processing consisting of Synthetic Minority Oversampling Technique (SMOTE) and Tomek-Links sampling methods called STL was used. In addition, Information Gain Ratio was used as a feature selection technique in the data preprocessing stage. The effects of both data balancing and feature selection stages on the detection performance of the system were investigated. The results obtained were evaluated using the Accuracy, F-Measure, Precision, Recall, ROC Curve and Precision-Recall Curve parameters. As a result, the proposed method achieved an overall accuracy of 99.95%. Also, it achieved 99.99%, 99.96%, 99.98%, 99.92%, and 99.87% accuracy performance according to Normal, Grayhole, Blackhole, TDMA and Flooding classes, respectively. According to the results obtained, the proposed method has achieved very successful results in DoS attack detection in WSNs compared to current methods.