Visible to the public Mean Time to Security Failure of VM-Based Intrusion Tolerant Systems

TitleMean Time to Security Failure of VM-Based Intrusion Tolerant Systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsZheng, J., Okamura, H., Dohi, T.
Conference Name2016 IEEE 36th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops (ICDCSW)
Date PublishedJune 2016
ISBN Number978-1-5090-3686-8
Keywordscomposability, Computational modeling, Computers, Electronic mail, intrusion tolerance, Markov model, Markov processes, mean time to security failure, MTTSF, pubcrawl, QoS, quality of service, queueing theory, Resiliency, security, security of data, Time factors, virtual machine, virtual machines, virtualization, VM-based intrusion tolerant systems

Computer systems face the threat of deliberate security intrusions due to malicious attacks that exploit security holes or vulnerabilities. In practice, these security holes or vulnerabilities still remain in the system and applications even if developers carefully execute system testing. Thus it is necessary and important to develop the mechanism to prevent and/or tolerate security intrusions. As a result, the computer systems are often evaluated with confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) criteria from the viewpoint of security, and security is treated as a QoS (Quality of Service) attribute at par with other QoS attributes such as capacity and performance. In this paper, we present the method for quantifying a security attribute called mean time to security failure (MTTSF) of a VM-based intrusion tolerant system based on queueing theory.

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