Automating Feature Extraction and Feature Selection in Big Data Security Analytics

  • Dimitrios SisiaridisEmail author
  • Olivier Markowitch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10842)


Feature extraction and feature selection are the first tasks in pre-processing of input logs in order to detect cybersecurity threats and attacks by utilizing data mining techniques in the field of Artificial Intelligence. When it comes to the analysis of heterogeneous data derived from different sources, these tasks are found to be time-consuming and difficult to be managed efficiently.

In this paper, we present an approach for handling feature extraction and feature selection utilizing machine learning algorithms for security analytics of heterogeneous data derived from different network sensors. The approach is implemented in Apache Spark, using its python API, named pyspark.


Machine learning Feature extraction Security analytics Apache Spark 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departement d’Informatique, QualSec GroupUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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