Employing Neural Networks for the Detection of SQL Injection Attack

Moradpoor, N. (2014). Employing Neural Networks for the Detection of SQL Injection Attack. In: (Ed.) 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN14), , () ( ed.). (pp. 318). UK: . ACM.



Structured Query Language Injection (SQLI) attack is a code injection technique in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into the SQL database by simply using web browsers. SQLI attack can cause severe damages on a given SQL database such as losing data, disclosing confidential information or even changing the values of data. It has also been rated as the number-one attack on the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) top ten. In this paper, we propose an effective model to deal with this problem based on Neural Networks (NNs). The proposed model is built from three main elements of: a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) generator in order to generate thousands of malicious and benign URLs, a URL classifier in order to classify the generated URLs to either benign or malicious URLs, and an NN model in order to detect either a given URL is a malicious URL or a benign URL. The model is first trained and then evaluated by employing both benign and malicious URLs. The results of the experiments are presented in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
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Naghmeh Moradpoor
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks
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Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.

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