Autonomic Resilient Cloud Management (ARCM) design and evaluation

Cihan Tunc, Farah Fargo, Youssif Al-Nashif, Salim Hariri, John Hughes

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15 Scopus citations

Abstract

Cloud Computing is emerging as a new paradigm that aims delivering computing as a utility. For the cloud computing paradigm to be fully adopted and effectively used, it is critical that the security mechanisms are robust and resilient to faults and attacks. Securing cloud systems is extremely complex due to the many interdependent tasks such as application layer firewalls, alert monitoring and analysis, source code analysis, and user identity management. It is strongly believed that we cannot build cloud services that are immune to attacks. Resiliency to attacks is becoming an important approach to address cyber-attacks and mitigate their impacts. Resiliency for mission critical systems is demanded higher. In this paper, we present a methodology to develop an Autonomic Resilient Cloud Management (ARCM) based on moving target defense, cloud service Behavior Obfuscation (BO), and autonomic computing. By continuously and randomly changing the cloud execution environments and platform types, it will be difficult especially for insider attackers to figure out the current execution environment and their existing vulnerabilities, thus allowing the system to evade attacks. We show how to apply the ARCM to one class of applications, Map/Reduce, and evaluate its performance and overhead.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing, ICCAC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages44-49
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479958412
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 26 2015
Event2014 International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing, ICCAC 2014 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 8 2014Sep 12 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing, ICCAC 2014

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing, ICCAC 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/8/149/12/14

Keywords

  • Autonomic Resilient Cloud Management
  • Resiliency
  • behavior obfuscation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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