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Survey on RL applied to cyber-security

Amrin Maria Khan Adawadkar, Nilima Kulkarni, Cyber-security and reinforcement learning \u2014 A brief survey, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Volume 114, 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.engappai.2022.105116.

This paper presents a comprehensive literature review on Reinforcement Learning (RL) techniques used in Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Internet of Things (IoT) and Identity and Access Management (IAM). This study reviews scientific documents such as journals and articles, from 2010 to 2021, extracted from the Science Direct, ACM, IEEEXplore, and Springer database. Most of the research articles published in 2020 and 2021, for cybersecurity and RL are for IDS classifiers and resource optimization in IoTs. Some datasets used for training RL-based IDS algorithms are NSL-KDD, CICIDS, and AWID. There are few datasets and publications for IAM. The few that exist focus on the physical layer authentication. The current state of the art lacks standard evaluation criteria, however, we have identified parameters like detection rate, precision, and accuracy which can be used to compare the algorithms employing RL. This paper is suitable for new researchers, students, and beginners in the field of RL who want to learn about the field and identify problem areas.