Visible to the public Enhanced Secure Mechanism for Virtual Machine Migration in Clouds

TitleEnhanced Secure Mechanism for Virtual Machine Migration in Clouds
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsJanjua, K., Ali, W.
Conference Name2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT)
Keywordsauthentication, authorisation, Authorization, AVISPA tool, cloud computing, Cloud federations, composability, Computational modeling, computer viruses, data confidentiality, data integrity, DDoS Attacks, enhanced secure mechanism, Human Behavior, live migration, live VM migration, malicious viruses, Metrics, mutual authentication, pubcrawl, replay protection, Repudiation, resilience, Resiliency, Software as a service, source nonrepudiation, unauthorized access, virtual machine migration, Virtual machine monitors, virtual machines, virtualization, VM disk images, vulnerabilities
AbstractLive VM migration is the most vulnerable process in cloud federations for DDOS attacks, loss of data integrity, confidentiality, unauthorized access and injection of malicious viruses on VM disk images. We have scrutinized following set of crucial security features which are; authorization, confidentiality, replay protection (accountability), integrity, mutual authentication and source non-repudiation (availability) to cater different threats and vulnerabilities during live VM migration. The investigated threats and vulnerabilities are catered and implemented in a proposed solution, presented in this paper. Six security features-authorization, confidentiality, replay protection, integrity, mutual authentication and source non-repudiation are focused and modular implementation has been done. Solution is validated in AVISPA tool in modules for threats for all the notorious security requirements and no outbreak were seen.
Citation Keyjanjua_enhanced_2018