A Detailed Analysis of the KDD CUP 99 Data Set

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Executive Summary

During the last decade, anomaly detection has attracted the attention of many researchers to overcome the weakness of signature-based IDSs in detecting novel attacks, and KDDCUP'99 is the mostly widely used data set for the evaluation of these systems. Having conducted an statistical analysis on this data set, the authors found two important issues which highly affects the performance of evaluated systems, and results in a very poor evaluation of anomaly detection approaches. To solve these issues, they have proposed a new data set, NSL-KDD, which consists of selected records of the complete KDD data set and does not suffer from any of mentioned shortcomings.

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