An open source user computer environment (UCE) for the Amazon Cloud, called Galahad, has been launched by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
The technology will fight to protect people using desktop applications running on digital platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Galahad will leverage nested virtualization, layered sensing and logging to mitigate cloud threats. These layers will allow individual users to host their applications seamlessly and securely within the cloud avoiding both known and unknown threats.
Galahad takes a holistic approach to creating a secure, interactive UCE. The software leverages role-based isolation, attack surface minimization practices, operating system (OS) and application hardening techniques, real-time sensing, and maneuver / deception approaches to reduce the risk associated with cloud deployments.