Network Forensics

The Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping our connected world, due to the prevalence of lightweight devices connected to the Internet and their communication technologies. Therefore, research towards intrusion detection in the IoT domain has a lot of significance. Network intrusion datasets are fundamental for this research, as many attack detection strategies have to be trained and evaluated using these datasets.


Collecting and analysing heterogeneous data sources from the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) are essential for training and validating the fidelity of cybersecurity applications-based machine learning.  However, the analysis of those data sources is still a big challenge for reducing high dimensional space and selecting important features and observations from different data sources.


The proliferation of IoT systems, has seen them targeted by malicious third parties. To address this challenge, realistic protection and investigation countermeasures, such as network intrusion detection and network forensic systems, need to be effectively developed. For this purpose, a well-structured and representative dataset is paramount for training and validating the credibility of the systems. Although there are several network datasets, in most cases, not much information is given about the Botnet scenarios that were used.