From Opacity to Clarity: Leveraging XAI for Robust Network Traffic Classification
- Post by: Chamara Sandeepa, Thulitha Senevirathna, Bartlomiej Siniarski, Manh-Dung Nguyen, Vinh-Hoa LA, Shen Wang and Madhusanka Liyanage
- November 19, 2023
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A wide adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be observed in recent years over networking to provide zero-touch, full autonomy of services towards the next generation Beyond 5G (B5G)/6G. However, AI-driven attacks on these services are a major concern in reaching the full potential of this future vision. Identifying how resilient the AI models are against attacks is an important aspect that should be carefully evaluated before adopting these services that could impact the privacy and security of billions of people. Therefore, we intend to evaluate resilience on Machine Learning (ML)-based use case of network traffic classification and attacks on it during model training and testing stages. For this, we use multiple resilience metrics. Furthermore, we investigate a novel approach using Explainable AI (XAI) to detect network classification-related attacks. Our experiments indicate that attacks can clearly affect the model integrity, which is measurable with the metrics and detectable with XAI.