Confidentiality and Integrity of Cloud Databases
Organizations move data and workloads to the cloud because the cloud is cheaper, more agile, and more secure. Unfortunately, the cloud also presents new attack vectors to jeopardize the confidentiality and integrity of data. This talk gives an overview of techniques that we have studied at Microsoft Research to improve the confidentiality and integrity of cloud database systems, specifically Azure SQL DB, Microsoft’s database-as-a-service offering based on SQL Server. The talk discusses design trade-offs, new algorithms, and the use of trusted computing platforms such as FPGAs, VSM, and Intel SGX technology.
Donald Kossmann is the director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond, USA. Before that, he was professor in the Systems Group of the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich for 13 years, doing research and teaching all flavors of databases and data management systems. He was chair of ACM SIGMOD from 2013 to 2017 and served on the Board of Trustees of the VLDB Endowment from 2005 to 2011. He is a co-founder of four start-ups.