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Authors: Mudassar Aslam 1 ; Christian Gehrmann 1 ; Lars Rasmusson 1 and Mats Björkman 2

Affiliations: 1 Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden ; 2 Mälardalens Högskola, Sweden

ISBN: 978-989-8565-05-1

ISSN: 2184-5042

Keyword(s): Security, Trusted Computing, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, IaaS.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Cloud Computing ; Cloud Risk, Challenges, and Governance ; Fundamentals ; Information and Systems Security ; Service and Systems Design and Qos Network Security ; Services Science

Abstract: In this paper we consider the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud model which allows cloud users to run their own virtual machines (VMs) on available cloud computing resources. IaaS gives enterprises the possibility to outsource their process workloads with minimal effort and expense. However, one major problem with existing approaches of cloud leasing, is that the users can only get contractual guarantees regarding the integrity of the offered platforms. The fact that the IaaS user himself or herself cannot verify the provider promised cloud platform integrity, is a security risk which threatens to prevent the IaaS business in general. In this paper we address this issue and propose a novel secure VM launch protocol using Trusted Computing techniques. This protocol allows the cloud IaaS users to securely bind the VM to a trusted computer configuration such that the clear text VM only will run on a platform that has been booted into a trustworthy state. This capability builds use r confidence and can serve as an important enabler for creating trust in public clouds. We evaluate the feasibility of our proposed protocol via a full scale system implementation and perform a system security analysis. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Aslam, M.; Gehrmann, C.; Rasmusson, L. and Björkman, M. (2012). SECURELY LAUNCHING VIRTUAL MACHINES ON TRUSTWORTHY PLATFORMS IN A PUBLIC CLOUD - An Enterprise’s Perspective.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8565-05-1, ISSN 2184-5042, pages 511-521. DOI: 10.5220/0003928105110521

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title={SECURELY LAUNCHING VIRTUAL MACHINES ON TRUSTWORTHY PLATFORMS IN A PUBLIC CLOUD - An Enterprise’s Perspective},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2012},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - SECURELY LAUNCHING VIRTUAL MACHINES ON TRUSTWORTHY PLATFORMS IN A PUBLIC CLOUD - An Enterprise’s Perspective
SN - 978-989-8565-05-1
AU - Aslam, M.
AU - Gehrmann, C.
AU - Rasmusson, L.
AU - Björkman, M.
PY - 2012
SP - 511
EP - 521
DO - 10.5220/0003928105110521

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