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Open problems in the security of learning

Barreno, M., Bartlett, P.L., Chi, F.J., Joseph, A.D., Nelson, B., Rubinstein, B.I.P., Saini, U., & Tygar, J.D. (2008) Open problems in the security of learning. In Proceedings of the 1st ACM workshop on Workshop on AISec - AISec '08, Association for Computing Machinery, Alexandria, VA, pp. 19-26.

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Abstract

Machine learning has become a valuable tool for detecting and preventing malicious activity. However, as more applications employ machine learning techniques in adversarial decision-making situations, increasingly powerful attacks become possible against machine learning systems. In this paper, we present three broad research directions towards the end of developing truly secure learning. First, we suggest that finding bounds on adversarial influence is important to understand the limits of what an attacker can and cannot do to a learning system. Second, we investigate the value of adversarial capabilities-the success of an attack depends largely on what types of information and influence the attacker has. Finally, we propose directions in technologies for secure learning and suggest lines of investigation into secure techniques for learning in adversarial environments. We intend this paper to foster discussion about the security of machine learning, and we believe that the research directions we propose represent the most important directions to pursue in the quest for secure learning.

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ID Code: 43984
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Adversarial Learning, Machine Learning, Computer Security, Secure Learning, Security Metrics
DOI: 10.1145/1456377.1456382
ISBN: 9781605582917
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Association for Computing Machinery
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2011 09:21
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:34

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