CloudMonatt: An architecture for security health monitoring and attestation of virtual machines in cloud computing

Tianwei Zhang, Ruby B. Lee

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27 Scopus citations

Abstract

Cloud customers need guarantees regarding the security of their virtual machines (VMs), operating within an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud system. This is complicated by the customer not knowing where his VM is executing, and on the semantic gap between what the customer wants to know versus what can be measured in the cloud. We present an architecture for monitoring a VM's security health, with the ability to attest this to the customer in an unforgeable manner. We show a concrete implementation of property-based attestation and a full prototype based on the OpenStack open source cloud software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISCA 2015 - 42nd Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture, Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages362-374
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450334020
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2015
Event42nd Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture, ISCA 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2015Jun 17 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Computer Architecture
Volume13-17-June-2015
ISSN (Print)1063-6897

Other

Other42nd Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture, ISCA 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period6/13/156/17/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture

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