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Using Trusted Platform Modules for Location Assurance in Cloud Networking

  • Christoph Krauß
  • Volker Fusenig
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7873)

Abstract

In cloud networking users may want to control where their virtual resources are stored or processed, e.g., only in western Europe and not in the US. Cloud networking is the combined management of cloud computing and network infrastructures of different providers and enables dynamic and flexible placement of virtual resources in this distributed environment. In this paper, we propose a mechanism for verifying the geographic location of a virtual resource. Our approach uses Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) to identify physical machines and a trusted authority which verifies the actual location. In addition, our approach enables the verification of the trustworthiness of the machine of the cloud operator.

Keywords

Security Cloud Networking TPM Location 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Krauß
    • 1
  • Volker Fusenig
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Research Institution for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC)GarchingGermany
  2. 2.Siemens AGMunichGermany

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