Remote and deep attestations to mitigate threats in Cloud Mash-Up services

TitleRemote and deep attestations to mitigate threats in Cloud Mash-Up services
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2013
AuthorsCelesti, A.., M.. Fazio, M.. Villari, A.. Puliafito, and D.. Mulfari
Conference NameWorld Congress on Computer and Information Technology (WCCIT)
Date PublishedJune
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Conference LocationSousse
Keywordscloud computing, Deep Attestation, federation, PaaS, Trusted Computing, Virtual Machine

Cloud computing is an emerging technology able to offer a plethora of new advanced services. Cloud operators can use and combine such services in order to build new Mash-up Cloud platform and applications. However, security issues have strongly limited the large-scale adoption of Cloud computing, especially in business environments and similar application scenarios, where sensitive date need to be protected. At the same time the Trusted Computing technology is bringing a new way of thinking about security of systems. This paper deals with the importance to leverage the Trusted Computing for encouraging the development of secure distributed Mash-up Cloud services. We show how the Remote and Deep Attestation protocols make secure both the physical hosts and the virtual machines in a Cloud infrastructure, providing a solid framework for the deployment of federated environments.