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A Minority Class Boosted Framework for Adaptive Access Control Decision-Making

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Access control is an effective way to prevent data exfiltration from insiders. Recently, machine learning algorithms have been widely used in access control decision-making. However, these algorithms usually fail to consider the dynamic class imbalance in access control problems and thus achieve poor performance on minority classes. In addition, concept drift problems caused by evolving user and resource attributes, user behaviours and access environments are also challenges to tackle. This paper proposes a minority class boosted framework for adaptive access control methods. Specifically, this framework uses a continuous incremental batch learning strategy instead of a batch learning approach to handle the concept drift problem adaptively. Furthermore, a boosting window (BW) algorithm within the framework is specially designed to boost the performance of the minority class, thus, to decrease false positive decisions. The proposed framework is evaluated on a well-known Amazon employee access dataset and results demonstrate the effectiveness and flexibility of the proposed framework and BW algorithm.

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You, M., Yin, J., Wang, H., Cao, J., Miao, Y. (2021). A Minority Class Boosted Framework for Adaptive Access Control Decision-Making. In: Zhang, W., Zou, L., Maamar, Z., Chen, L. (eds) Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2021. WISE 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 13080. Springer, Cham.

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