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Wednesday, November 5 • 09:50 - 10:30
Using Ceilometer Data to Detect Fraudulent Activity in Our OpenStack Cluster

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Ceilometer, initially meant for billing, has been used for many other innovative and creative purposes in the past. There are many possible uses. However, can we use it to detect fraudulent activity happening in our OpenStack installation?

In this conference we are going discuss how much we can detect using Ceilometer, showing results where we successfully detect some fraudulent activities such as an internal DDoS attack or the now popular Bitcoin mining,discussing what kind of metrics and intervals we need to achieve it and how we can all do it in our own OpenStack deployments.

This work was inspired by the work done by the author, Marc, while as a member of the Big Data TechFund team at Cisco Systems, later continued as a MSc dissertation at the University of Kent, supervised by Dr. Julio Hernandez Castro and mentored by Debo Dutta, a Principal Engineer at Cisco's CTO Cloud Office.


Debojyoti Dutta

Principal Engineer
Debo~ is a principal engineer in the Office of the Cloud CTO at Cisco Systems where he is involved in several efforts on Openstack including building out large scale big data systems. He is passionate about different aspects of large scale streaming data. He has years of data science... Read More →

Julio Hernandez-Castro

Lecturer in Computer Security, University of Kent
Julio Hernandez-Castro is a Lecturer in Computer Security at the School of Computing, University of Kent, UK. His PhD was on application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to Computer Security and Cryptography, and has worked in this and closely related fields for the last 15 years... Read More →
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Marc Solanas Tarre

Big Data on OpenStack R & D, Cisco Systems
Marc is a Software Engineer in the CTO Cloud lab in Cisco Systems, in San Jose, CA. He is passionate about Big Data and distributed systems. Particularly, he is interested on how to optimize Big Data on OpenStack by tuning resource placement, network and storage configurations. He... Read More →

Wednesday November 5, 2014 09:50 - 10:30
Room 251

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