Integrating messaging middleware and Information Flow Control

Jatinder Singh, Thomas F.J.M. Pasquier, Jean Bacon, David Eyers

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Abstract

Security is an ongoing challenge in cloud computing. Currently, cloud consumers have few mechanisms for managing their data within the cloud provider's infrastructure. Information Flow Control (IFC) involves attaching labels to data, to govern its flow throughout a system. We have worked on kernel-level IFC enforcement to protect data flows within a virtual machine (VM). This paper makes the case for, and demonstrates the feasibility of an IFC-enabled messaging middleware, to enforce IFC within and across applications, containers, VMs, and hosts. We detail how such middleware can integrate with local (kernel) enforcement mechanisms, and highlight the benefits of separating data management policy from application/service-logic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages54-59
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479982189
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2015 - Tempe, United States
Duration: 9 Mar 201512 Mar 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2015
CountryUnited States
CityTempe
Period9/03/1512/03/15

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Distributed systems
  • Information Flow Control
  • Middleware
  • Policy
  • Security

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