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DEFCON: high-performance event processing with information security

Migliavacca, Matteo, Papagiannis, Ioannis, Eyers, David M., Shand, Brian, Bacon, Jean, Pietzuch, Peter (2010) DEFCON: high-performance event processing with information security. In: USENIX ATC'10: Proceedings of the 2010 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. . pp. 1-15. USENIX Association, Berkeley, CA, USA (KAR id:31864)


In ?nance and healthcare, event processing systems handle sensitive data on behalf of many clients. Guaranteeing information security in such systems is challenging

because of their strict performance requirements in terms

of high event throughput and low processing latency.

We describe DEFCON, an event processing system

that enforces constraints on event ?ows between event

processing units. DEFCON uses a combination of static

and runtime techniques for achieving light-weight isolation of event ?ows, while supporting ef?cient sharing of

events. Our experimental evaluation in a ?nancial data

processing scenario shows that DEFCON can provide information security with signi?cantly lower processing latency compared to a traditional approach.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Matteo Migliavacca
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 20:56 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:09 UTC
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