An actor-centric, asset-based monitor deployment model for cloud computing

Uttam Thakore, Gabriel A. Weaver, William H Sanders

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Abstract

Effective monitoring is essential for the security of cloud systems. Although many monitoring tools exist in the cloud domain, there is little guidance on how to deploy monitors to make the most of collected monitor data and increase the chances of detecting security breaches. We introduce an actor-centric, asset-based cloud monitor deployment model that enables practitioners to reason about monitor deployment in terms of the security of their cloud assets. We define an actor model that consolidates several roles in the literature to three roles motivated by security. We then develop an architectural model that identifies the assets that can be owned by each actor, and use it to drive an asset-based cloud threat model. Using our threat model, we describe how a cloud practitioner can reason about monitor deployment to more efficiently deploy monitors and increase its chances of detecting intrusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages311-312
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780769551524
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2013 - Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Duration: Dec 9 2013Dec 12 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2013
CountryGermany
CityDresden, Saxony
Period12/9/1312/12/13

Keywords

  • actor model
  • asset-based
  • cloud architecture
  • cloud computing
  • monitor deployment
  • security
  • threat modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Thakore, U., Weaver, G. A., & Sanders, W. H. (2013). An actor-centric, asset-based monitor deployment model for cloud computing. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2013 (pp. 311-312). [6809423] (Proceedings - 2013 IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/UCC.2013.67