Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Personal computers lack of a security foothold to allow the end-users to protect their systems or to mitigate the damage. Existing candidates either rely on a large Trusted Computing Base (TCB) or are too costly to widely deploy for commodity use. To fill this gap, we propose a hypervisor-based security foothold, named as Guardian, for commodity personal computers. We innovate a bootup and shutdown mechanism to achieve both integrity and availability of Guardian. We also propose two security utilities based on Guardian. One is a device monitor which detects malicious manipulation on camera and network adaptors. The other is hyper-firewall whereby Guardian expects incoming and outgoing network packets based on policies specified by the user. We have implemented Guardian (≈ 25K SLOC) and the two utilities (≈ 2.1K SLOC) on a PC with an Intel processor. Our experiments show that Guardian is practical and incurs insignificant overhead to the system.

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Information Security and Trust

Publication

Trust and Trustworthy Computing: 6th International Conference, TRUST 2013, London, UK, June 17-19, 2013. Proceedings

First Page

19

Last Page

36

ISBN

9783642389078

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-642-38908-5_2

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

London, United Kingdom

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38908-5_2

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