Whenever you buy something on Amazon, your customer data is automatically updated and stored on thousands of virtual machines in the cloud.
For businesses like Amazon, ensuring the safety and security of the data of its millions of customers is essential. This is true for large and small organizations alike. But up to now, there has been no way to guarantee that a software system is secure from bugs, hackers, and vulnerabilities.
Columbia Engineering researchers may have solved this security issue. They have developed SeKVM, the first system that guarantees – through a mathematical proof – the security of virtual machines in the cloud. In a new paper to be presented on May 26, 2021, at the 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, the researchers hope to lay the foundation for future innovations in system software verification, leading to a new generation of cyber-resilient system software. [Read more…] about Columbia Engineering team builds first hacker-resistant cloud software system