Securing Infrastructure-as-a-Service Public Clouds Using Security Onion

MIKAIL, Abdullahi and PRANGGONO, Bernardi (2019). Securing Infrastructure-as-a-Service Public Clouds Using Security Onion. Applied System Innovation, 2 (1).

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Open Access URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2571-5577/2/1/6 (Published Version)
Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.3390/asi2010006

Abstract

The shift to Cloud computing has brought with it its specific security challenges concerning the loss of control, trust and multi-tenancy especially in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud model. This article focuses on the design and development of an intrusion detection system (IDS) that can handle security challenges in IaaS Cloud model using an open source IDS. We have implemented a proof-of-concept prototype on the most deployed hypervisor—VMware ESXi—and performed various real-world cyber-attacks, such as port scanning and denial of service (DoS) attacks to validate the practicality and effectiveness of our proposed IDS architecture. Based on our experimental results we found that our Security Onion-based IDS can provide the required protection in a reasonable and effective manner.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/asi2010006
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 12:02
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 12:02
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23927

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