BioRAC: Biologically inspired resilient autonomic cloud

Salim Hariri, Mohamed Eltoweissy, Youssif Al-Nashif

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations


Our modern cyber-powered society will provide pervasive information services that will touch all aspects of our life and economy. However, we are experiencing grand challenges to secure and protect our cyberspace resources and services. The recent embrace of cloud computing due to their performance and cost considerations will further exacerbate the security problem. In cloud computing, organizations relinquish direct control of many security aspects to the service providers such as trust, privacy preservation, identity management, data and software isolation, and service availability. Traditional security techniques will not work well in a cloud environment due to many challenges related to the monoculture paradigm, the rapid and dynamic changes, the use of social networking software tools, and use of mobile devices. In this paper, we present the design of biorac: biologically-inspired resilient autonomic cloud that employs biologically inspired techniques and multi-level tunable redundancy techniques to increase attack and exploitation resilience in cloud computing. We briefly describe how biorac can tolerate and minimize the impact of novel cyber attacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication7th Annual Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Infrastructure Cyber Protection, CSIIRW11
StatePublished - 2011
Event7th Annual Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop: Energy Infrastructure Cyber Protection, CSIIRW11 - Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2011Oct 14 2011

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other7th Annual Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop: Energy Infrastructure Cyber Protection, CSIIRW11
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOak Ridge, TN


  • Autonomic cyber security
  • autonomic resilient systems
  • cloud computing security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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