Sciweavers

Share
ACSAC
2010
IEEE

A framework for testing hardware-software security architectures

8 years 9 months ago
A framework for testing hardware-software security architectures
New security architectures are difficult to prototype and test at the design stage. Fine-grained monitoring of the interactions between hardware, the operating system, and applications is required. We have designed and prototyped a testing framework, using virtualization, that can emulate the behavior of new hardware mechanisms in the virtual CPU and can perform a wide range of hardware and software attacks on the system under test. Our testing framework provides APIs for monitoring hardware and software events in the system under test, launching attacks, and observing their effects. We demonstrate its use by testing the security properties of the Secret Protection (SP) architecture [1] using a suite of attacks. Our framework enables extensive testing of hardware-software security architectures, in a realistic and flexible environment, with good performance provided by virtualization.
Jeffrey S. Dwoskin, Mahadevan Gomathisankaran, Yu-
Added 10 Feb 2011
Updated 10 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ACSAC
Authors Jeffrey S. Dwoskin, Mahadevan Gomathisankaran, Yu-Yuan Chen, Ruby B. Lee
Comments (0)
books