An Assurance Framework and Process for Hybrid Systems

Marco Anisetti, Claudio A. Ardagna, Nicola Bena, Ernesto Damiani

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Security assurance is a discipline aiming to demonstrate that a target system holds some non/functional properties and behaves as expected. These techniques have been recently applied to the cloud, facing some critical issues especially when integrated within existing security processes and executed in a programmatic way. Furthermore, they pose significant costs when hybrid systems, mixing public and private infrastructures, are considered. In this paper, we a present an assurance framework that implements an assurance process evaluating the trustworthiness of hybrid systems. The framework builds on a standard API/based interface supporting full and programmatic access to the functionalities of the framework. The process provides a transparent, non-invasive and automatic solution that does not interfere with the working of the target system. It builds on a Virtual Private Network (VPN)/based solution, to provide a smooth integration with target systems, in particular those mixing public and private clouds and corporate networks. A detailed walkthrough of the process along with a performance evaluation of the framework in a simulated scenario are presented.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationE-Business and Telecommunications - 17th International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunications, ICETE 2020, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMohammad S. Obaidat, Mohammad S. Obaidat, Jalel Ben-Othman
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9783030904272
StatePublished - 2021
Event17th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, ICETE 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 8 Jul 202010 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1484 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference17th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, ICETE 2020
CityVirtual, Online


  • Assurance
  • Hybrid system
  • Security
  • Virtual private network


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