The AIDA project partners presented a paper at the 26th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2021), which took place online, between September 5-8.
Moving Target Defense (MTD) appears as a game-changer in the cybersecurity landscape. While the usual defensive mechanisms are reactive, MTD applies proactive techniques to thwart or defend against attacks. Virtual Machine (VM) migration is preferred among other MTD strategies in cloud computing because it is easy to apply and widely available.
The article entitled “VM Migration Scheduling as Moving Target Defense Against Memory DoS Attacks: An Empirical Study” have evaluated the VM migration-based MTD effectiveness against a specific threat named Memory Denial of Service. The results show the impact of Memory DoS in generic applications (e.g., machine learning application for face recognition and OLTP benchmark based on the TPC-C) and how the VM migration scheduling affects the MTD protection.