Trusted Execution and Security Policy Enforcement in Virtualized Systems

There is a trend towards increased usage of virtualized ICT resources in so called “clouds”. One of the major security issues in these systems is that multiple parties, often with conflicting interests, must rely on the same virtualization platforms to protect their assets and enforce their policies. This puts unique assurance requirements on trustworthy virtualization platforms. Infrastructure providers, for example, need to closely monitor all external software (originating directly from or on behalf of their customers) to avoid attacks on the infrastructure itself and also to protect customers from one another; providers of virtual appliances or application bundles want to avoid unlicensed use of their intellectual property; service providers typically want to keep their business critical data and/or software confidential, and the end users want to preserve their privacy. Without protection, insider attacks at any party may cause great harm to any of the other parties’ business.

The goal of this project is to research new solutions that enable secure execution with respect to both policing and confidentiality in virtualized systems.

Publications
Number of items: 4.

Paladi, Nicolae and Gehrmann, Christian and Aslam, Mudassar and Morenius, Fredric (2013) Trusted Launch of Virtual Machine Instances in Public IaaS Environments. In: 15th Annual International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology, 28-30 Nov 2012, Seoul, Korea. (In Press)

Rasmusson, Lars and Rajabi Nasab, Mazdak (2012) Hypervisor Integrity Measurement Assistant. [SICS Report]

Aslam, Mudassar and Gehrmann, Christian and Björkman, Mats (2012) Security and Trust Preserving VM Migrations in Public Clouds. In: 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, 25-27 June 2012, Liverpool, UK.

Aslam, Mudassar and Gehrmann, Christian and Rasmusson, Lars and Björkman, Mats (2012) Securely Launching Virtual Machines on Trustworthy Platforms in a Public Cloud. In: International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2012, 18 - 21 April 2012, Porto, Portugal. (In Press)

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