VMBLS: Virtual machine based logging scheme for prevention of tampering and loss

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Abstract

Logging information is necessary in order to understand a computer's behavior. However, there is a possibility that attackers will delete logs to hide the evidence of their attacking and cheating. Moreover, various problems might cause the loss of logging information. In homeland security, the plans for counter terrorism are based on data. The reliability of the data is depends on that of data collector. Because the reliability of the data collector is ensured by logs, the protection of it is important problem. To address these issues, we propose a system to prevent tampering and loss of logging information using a virtual machine monitor (VMM). In this system, logging information generated by the operating system (OS) and application program (AP) working on the target virtual machine (VM) is gathered by the VMM without any modification of the OS. The security of the logging information is ensured by its isolation from the VM. In addition, the isolation and multiple copying of logs can help in the detection of tampering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAvailability, Reliability and Security for Business, Enterprise and Health Information Systems - IFIP WG 8.4/8.9 International Cross Domain Conference and Workshop, ARES 2011, Proceedings
Pages176-190
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 7 2011
EventIFIP WG 8.4/8.9 International Cross Domain Conference and Workshop on Availability, Reliability and Security for Business, Enterprise and Health Information Systems, ARES 2011 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Aug 22 2011Aug 26 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6908 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherIFIP WG 8.4/8.9 International Cross Domain Conference and Workshop on Availability, Reliability and Security for Business, Enterprise and Health Information Systems, ARES 2011
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period8/22/118/26/11

Keywords

  • Log
  • digital forensics
  • security
  • virtual machine monitor
  • virtualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Sato, M., & Yamauchi, T. (2011). VMBLS: Virtual machine based logging scheme for prevention of tampering and loss. In Availability, Reliability and Security for Business, Enterprise and Health Information Systems - IFIP WG 8.4/8.9 International Cross Domain Conference and Workshop, ARES 2011, Proceedings (pp. 176-190). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6908 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23300-5_14