Federated Learning for Collaborative Security
At the 2022 IMT Atlantique research seminar, our PhD student Leo Lavaur presented our works on “Federated Learning for Collaborative Security” with a research pitch and a poster. The research seminar is a yearly event of IMT Atlantique where the school takes a resumée on past research activities and discusses on future research directions. This years edition took place in Rennes from 6.7.2022-7.7.2022.
You find the related paper here: https://cybercni.fr/2022/07/07/federated-learning-for-collaborative-security/
In 2016, Google introduced the concept of Federated Learning (FL), enabling collaborative Machine Learning (ML). FL does not share local data but ML models, offering applications in diverse domains. FL has been studied to overcome challenges of collaborative intrusion detection and mitigation systems. Current research focuses on applying these concepts to specific use cases, such as smart factories, autonomous vehicles, or smart healthcare.
Therefore, this thesis addresses current limitations of federated intrusion detection and mitigation systems (FIDS) in terms of knowledge transfer between heterogeneous clients. Current works include the creation of a new dataset to fill the gaps in the literature, and evaluate existing approaches on realistic data. Then, it will focus on fighting heterogeneity in clients with weighting and clustering strategies.
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The Cyber CNI Chair at IMT Atlantique is devoted to research, innovation, and teaching in the field of the cybersecurity of critical infrastructures, including industrial processes, financial systems, building automation, energy networks, water treatment plants, transportation. The chair covers the full stack from sensors and actuators and their signals over industrial control systems, distributed services at the edge or cloud, to user interfaces with collaborative Mixed Reality, and security policies. The chair currently hosts 9 PhD students, 4 PostDocs, 11 Professors, 1+0.2 engineers, and 1 internship student.
The chair runs a large testbed that enables applied research together with the industry partners. The industry partners of the current third funding round are Airbus, Amossys, BNP Paribas, EDF, and SNCF. The chaire is located in Brittany, France. Brittany is the cybersecurity region number 1 in France. The chair Cyber CNI is strongly embedded in the cybersecurity ecosystem through its partnerships with the Pôle d’Excellence Cyber (PEC) and the Brittany Region. The chair provides a unique environment for cybersecurity research with lots of development possibilities.
About IMT Atlantique
We aim to put the scientific and technical excellence of IMT Atlantique at the service of education and innovation, to mobilize the expertise of our researchers in the fields of digital, energy and the environment. We endeavor to draw on our cutting-edge work, which is already influencing society and the business world, to train a new generation of engineers. But we can no longer innovate and develop new technologies without considering their ecological or societal impact. Those who embark on a career as an engineer must be aware of the role they will play in the future, the responsibilities they will have to assume, the ethical issues raised by technological developments, such as equipping humans with new faculties, relying on artificial intelligence, or evolving in an ultra-connected world.
Our mission at IMT Atlantique is to prepare the new generation to face future challenges, to deal with complex problems, to understand increasingly networked systems, but also and above all to be responsible agents for change in the world. By equipping our students with the best resources, we will help them develop an analytical mind and the ability to grow in an uncertain but exciting future, to be able to anticipate and accompany changes in society. The multi-dimensional crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need for this.
At IMT Atlantique, we are committed to training responsible engineers, that is to say engineers who are both ready to face the demands of a world that is changing at a sustained pace and committed to maintaining humanity and respect for life on a long-term basis.
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