A Language-based Approach to Analysing Flow Security Properties in Virtualised Computing Systems

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Abstract

This paper studies the problem of reasoning about flow security properties in virtualised computing networks with mobility from perspective of formal language. We propose a distributed process algebra CSP4v with security labelled processes for the purpose of formal modelling of virtualised computing systems. Specifically, information leakage can come from observations on process executions, communications and from cache side channels in the virtualised environment. We describe a cache flow policy to identify such flows. A type system of the language is presented to enforce the flow policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering (TASE) 2020
PublisherIEEE
Pages185-192
ISBN (Print)9781728140865
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2020
Event2020 International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering -
Duration: 11 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

Conference

Conference2020 International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering
Period11/12/2011/12/20

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