Secure, self-healing cloud: A possible dream?
Security is still a major concern for those considering a transition to cloud computing, but what if the cloud was able to identify that a cyberattack is happening and thwart it, without any impact on users? MIT researchers (funded by DARPA), is working on that very project, as part of their "Cloud Intrusion Detection and Repair" study. The aim is to create a set of guidelines the cloud infrastructure can use to assess itself and rid itself of the problem, sort of like the way the human immune system responds to the attacks of viruses, bacteria, etc. Find out more: