Secure IP Geolocation - Cloud Data

Cloud Data Transparency


Cloud computing is clearly one of today’s most enticing technologies due to  its scalable, flexible, and cost-efficient access to computing resources. However, the increased  concentration of business data and computing power scales security risks as well. One of the  recent security concerns is attributed to the lack of sufficient transparency in the operations of  the cloud provider, leading to difficulties in cloud auditing. Data owners wish to know the exact location of their data to ensure that their data is not being abused or leaked.  To provide accurate and secure location of cloud user data, we are investigate a critical network mapping and measurement (NMM) technique, Secure IP Geolocation.  We are developing a methodology based on machine learning that will determine the geolocations of the cloud nodes containing user data with higher reliability, robustness, and sensitivity than the current state-of-the art measurement-based IP geolocation techniques.  


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Sachin Shetty, Keesook Han, Tamara Rogers, Hellen Maziku, and Biswajit Biswal


"Research Initiation Grant: Secure Measurement-Based IP Geolocation for Cloud Auditing", NSF, 09/1/2011 - 08/31/2013
2012 AFRL Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program, Rome, NY,  06/04/2012 - 08/1/2012
2011 AFRL Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program, Rome, NY,  06/04/2011 - 08/1/2011
"Targeted Infusion Grant: Cyber Security Education and Research Training for ECE and CS programs", NSF, 09/11/2011 - 08/31/2014
2011 DHS Scientific Leadership Award, "Network Measurement and Mapping", 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2016


Biswajit Biswal, Sachin Shetty and Tamara Rogers, “Enhanced Learning Classifier to Locate Data in Cloud Datacenters”, IEEE CloudNet, October 2014, Luxembourg

Biswajit Biswal, Sachin Shetty, Tamara Rogers, "Classication Based IP Geolocation Approach to Locate Data in the Cloud Datacenters", ASE Cyber Security Conference, Stanford, CA, May 2014

Hellen Maziku, Sachin Shetty, Keesook Han, Tamara Rogers, "Enhancing the Classification Accuracy of IP Geolocation", Proc. of Military Communications Conference, Orlando, Florida, Nov 2012.

Hellen Maziku, Sachin Shetty, Tamara Rogers, "Measurement-based IP geolocation of Routers on PlanetLab Infrastructure", First GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop, March 15-16, 2012, Los Angeles