Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2006)
May 16, 2006 to May 19, 2006
Andrew Cooper , Oxford University, UK
Andrew Martin , Oxford University, UK
Security concerns currently deter or prohibit many organisations from leveraging the benefits of the grid. When sensitive data is placed under the control of third-party infrastructure it is difficult to obtain assurances that it will be appropriately protected. <p>We develop a grid platform architecture based on a secure root of trust. This component provides a tamperresistant environment for grid job execution that resists attack even if the host itself is compromised. We use Trusted Computing, a security technology currently being integrated into an increasing number of mainstream PCs, for dynamic trust establishment within the grid. These elements are combined to create a novel and practical solution for the grid malicious host problem, ensuring that data integrity and confidentiality is appropriately protected for jobs that span multiple administrative domains.</p>
A. Martin and A. Cooper, "Towards a Secure, Tamper-Proof Grid Platform," Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on(CCGRID), Singapore, 2006, pp. 373-380.