A Novel hybrid IDS based on modified NSGAII-ANN and Random Forest
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Machine-learning techniques have received popularity in the intrusion-detection systems in recent years. Moreover, the quality of datasets plays a crucial role in the development of a proper machine-learning approach. Therefore, an appropriate feature-selection method could be considered to be an influential factor in improving the quality of datasets, which leads to high-performance intrusion-detection systems. In this paper, a hybrid multi-objective approach is proposed to detect attacks in a network efficiently. Initially, a multi-objective genetic method (NSGAII), as well as an artificial neural network (ANN), are run simultaneously to extract feature subsets. We modified the NSGAII approach maintaining the diversity control in this evolutionary algorithm. Next, a Random Forest approach, as an ensemble method, is used to evaluate the efficiency of the feature subsets. Results of the experiments show that using the proposed framework leads to better outcomes, which could be considered to be promising results compared to the solutions found in the literature.