RT Journal Article
JF 16th Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Processing (PDP 2008)
TI Integrating Deployment Techniques with Monitoring: The Proactive Configuration Checker (PCC)
A1 Paolo Carlo Pomi,
A1 Cataldo Basile,
A1 Piervito Scaglioso,
AB Assuring security in distributed systems is a complex issue, nowadays getting more and more sensitive, because important services are exposed using Internet. Moreover, new concepts must be considered by computer scientists: resilience, maintainability and availability. One of the first consequences of successful attacks or management errors is the modification of configurations. While tools already exist able to check whether configurations are correct and compliant, there is no integration of these techniques with policy specification and related deployment. This paper presents the Proactive Configuration Checker (PCC), a tool designed to test configurations for modification thattakes advantage from an integrated approach, starting frompolicy specification to automatic deployment, in order to detect attacks, while reducing false positives.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]