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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2018 Vol.19 No.12 P.1522-1536


Scientific workflow execution system based on mimic defense in the cloud environment

Author(s):  Ya-wen Wang, Jiang-xing Wu, Yun-fei Guo, Hong-chao Hu, Wen-yan Liu, Guo-zhen Cheng

Affiliation(s):  National Digital Switching System Engineering Technology Research Center, Zhengzhou 450002, China

Corresponding email(s):   JiangXing_WU_NDSC@163.com

Key Words:  Scientific workflow, Mimic defense, Cloud security, ntrusion tolerance

Ya-wen Wang, Jiang-xing Wu, Yun-fei Guo, Hong-chao Hu, Wen-yan Liu, Guo-zhen Cheng. Scientific workflow execution system based on mimic defense in the cloud environment[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2018, 19(12): 1522-1536.

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With more large-scale scientific computing tasks being delivered to cloud computing platforms, cloud workflow systems are designed for managing and arranging these complicated tasks. However, multi-tenant coexistence service mode of cloud computing brings serious security risks, which will threaten the normal execution of cloud workflows. To strengthen the security of cloud workflows, a mimic cloud computing task execution system for scientific workflows is proposed. The idea of mimic defense contains mainly three aspects: heterogeneity, redundancy, and dynamics. For heterogeneity, the diversities of physical servers, hypervisors, and operating systems are integrated to build a robust system framework. For redundancy, each sub-task of the workflow will be executed simultaneously by multiple executors. Considering efficiency and security, a delayed decision mechanism is proposed to check the results of task execution. For dynamics, a dynamic task scheduling mechanism is devised for switching workflow execution environment and shortening the life cycle of executors, which can confuse the adversaries and purify task executors. Experimental results show that the proposed system can effectively strengthen the security of cloud workflow execution.




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