Robust and Resilient Federated Learning for Securing Future Networks

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Title: Robust and Resilient Federated Learning for Securing Future Networks
Authors: Siriwardhana, YushanPorambage, PawaniLiyanage, MadhusankaYlianttila, Mika
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Date: 10-Jun-2022
Online since: 2022-08-24T11:04:48Z
Abstract: Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are widely adopted in the telecommunication industry, especially to automate beyond 5G networks. Federated Learning (FL) recently emerged as a distributed ML approach that enables localized model training to keep data decentralized to ensure data privacy. In this paper, we identify the applicabil- ity of FL for securing future networks and its limitations due to the vulnerability to poisoning attacks. First, we investigate the shortcomings of state-of-the-art security algorithms for FL and perform an attack to circumvent FoolsGold algorithm, which is known as one of the most promising defense techniques currently available. The attack is launched with the addition of intelligent noise at the poisonous model updates. Then we propose a more sophisticated defense strategy, a threshold-based clustering mechanism to complement FoolsGold. Moreover, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the attack scenario and the performance of the defense mechanism.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Start page: 351
End page: 356
Copyright (published version): 2022 IEEE
Keywords: Federated learningPoisoning attacksDefense mechanismLabel flipping
DOI: 10.1109/eucnc/6gsummit54941.2022.9815812
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: 2022 Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit (EuCNC/6G Summit)
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