Intrinsic security in SORCER (service oriented) grid

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Title: Intrinsic security in SORCER (service oriented) grid
Author: Rai, Abhijit
Abstract: A grid is a vast repository of virtual services . SORCER is a computational grid environment based on the Service Oriented Paradigm . Security and trust , in SORCER , are of utmost importance since the grid resources and the requestors connecting to faceless service providers are at high risk . For example , if a virus code is sent for computation , the grid resources are at high risk . Similarly , if rogue services are present on the network , requestor’s privacy and security are at risk . A security framework for a grid shall ensure access control to the federated services by authenticated and authorized users so that the requestors and services are able to work with mutual–trust . Today , grids are being used to build the systems which build up , rather than replace , legacy components . This makes securing virtual services even more difficult . The task of securing the SORCER grid can be accomplished by incorporating the following security practices into the SORCER environment : - Requestor (Client /Service ) Identification and Authentication - Proxy Verification (building trust ) - Authorization - Resource Control and Containment - Privacy and Integrity - Non -Repudiation - Accountability (Auditing ) The security mechanism needs to be intrinsic to the grid , so that secure services can be built without being concerned with security on a per service basis . This will greatly reduce the effort required in patching security of individual services . Our goal is to achieve Intrinsic Security by developing robust , scaleable , and multi -layered security solutions for federated services .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /14217
Date: 2005-05


Intrinsic security in SORCER (service oriented) grid. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /14217 .

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