Hypervisor-based security architecture to protect web applications

Dilshan Jayarathna, Udaya Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan

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Abstract

Web based applications are very common nowadays where almost every software can be accessible through a web browser in one form or the other. This paper proposes techniques to detect diffierent threats related to web applications by using a hypervisorbased security architecture. The proposed architecture leverages the hypervisor's visibility of the virtual machines' runtime state and traffic ows for securing the web application. The unique feature of the proposed architecture is that it is capable of doing fine granular detection of web application attacks, i.e. to the specific web page level, and protecting the application against zero-day attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Australasian Information Security Conference, AISC 2015
EditorsWelch Ian, Xun Yi
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherAustralian Computer Society
Pages15-24
Number of pages10
Volume161
ISBN (Print)9781921770432
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventProceedings of the 13th Australasian Information Security Conference, AISC 2015 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 27 Jan 201530 Jan 2015

Other

OtherProceedings of the 13th Australasian Information Security Conference, AISC 2015
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period27/01/1530/01/15

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    Jayarathna, D., Tupakula, U., & Varadharajan, V. (2015). Hypervisor-based security architecture to protect web applications. In W. Ian, & X. Yi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Information Security Conference, AISC 2015 (Vol. 161, pp. 15-24). Sydney: Australian Computer Society.