Section: New Results

Security for Virtualization and Clouds

Participants : Eddy Caron, Arnaud Lefray.

Secured Systems in Clouds with Model-Driven Orchestration

As its complexity grows, securing a system is harder than it looks. Even with efficient security mechanisms, their configuration remains a complex task. Indeed, the current practice is the hand-made configuration of these mechanisms to protect systems about which we generally lack information. Cloud computing brings its share of new security concerns but it may also be considered as leverage to overcome these issues. In [13] we adressed the key challenge of achieving global security of Cloud systems and advocate for a new approach: Model-Driven Orchestration. We have designed an implementation of this new approach called Security-Aware Models for Clouds. With this approach an industrial use-case has been deployed and secured using the Sam4C software.