Accession Number : AD1007307

Title :   Maintaining Enterprise Resiliency via Kaleidoscopic Adaption and Transformation of Software Services (MEERKATS)

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2011,31 Dec 2015

Corporate Author : Columbia University New York United States

Personal Author(s) : Geambasu,Roxana ; Mitropoulos,Dimitris ; Sethumadhavan,Simha ; Yang,Junfeng ; Stravrou,Angelos ; Fleck,Dan ; Elder,Matthew ; Benameur,Azzedine

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : We have designed, implemented, evaluated, and in some cases deployed a set of new technologies that add continuous change, deception, and unpredictability to cloud environments as a way to increase their resilience to a broad spectrum of threats. Our work makes significant advances along five major directions: (1) continuous migration technologies that can enable for the first time the swift migration of cloud-resident services and data either in response to an attack or continuously so as to present a moving-target defense; (2) cloud information flow tracking technologies that can track cloud-resident data at larger scales than ever before; (3) misinformation and decoy technologies that can automatically generate deceptive information - bogus information that appears genuine - so as to confuse, bait, and track attackers; (4) cloud monitoring and self-healing technologies that integrate information from many sensors to detect complex, multi-stage attacks; (5) stable multithreading technologies that reduce the security risks posed by concurrent programs by ensuring that programs take only a few pre-checked, safe schedules during execution; and (6) hardware-enhanced execution memoization techniques that enable efficient execution in highly replicated environments.


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