FSL Sponsor Abstract: SPIR

Data is often the most important part of any computing system, especially at-rest data that resides on stable storage devices over longer periods of time. Data must be protected, efficiently accessible, and convenient to use. To make access to a data convenient and ubiquitous, today's file servers work over TCP/IP networks. Networks, however, make a remote file server vulnerable to outside attacks --- attacks on the server or the network itself. To help allay security concerns, network-based services sometimes employ certain security techniques. Alas, such techniques often slow the performance of the server considerably. For those reasons, today's file servers do not include strong enough security, risking the integrity and confidentiality of a site's files. In this project we investigate practical proxy techniques to secure network-based file servers.