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Talk de Joachim Bruneau-Queyreix

Jeudi 23 Février 2023

Leveraging trusted execution environments for Byzantine-tolerant peer sampling services

Abstract: Peer sampling is a first-class abstraction used in distributed systems for overlay management and information dissemination. The goal of peer sampling is to continuously build and refresh a partial and local view of the full membership of a dynamic, large-scale distributed system. Malicious nodes under the control of an adversary may aim at being over-represented in the views of correct nodes, increasing their impact on the proper operation of protocols built over peer sampling. State-of-the-art Byzantine resilient peer sampling protocols reduce this bias as long as Byzantines are not overly present. This paper studies the benefits brought to the resilience of peer sampling services when considering that a small portion of trusted nodes can run code whose authenticity and integrity can be assessed within a trusted execution environment, and specifically Intel’s software guard extensions technology (SGX). We present RAPTEE, a protocol that builds and leverages trusted gossip-based communications to hamper an adversary’s ability to increase its system-wide representation in the views of all nodes. We apply RAPTEE to BRAHMS, the most resilient peer sampling protocol to date. Experiments with 10,000 nodes show that with only 1% of SGX-capable devices, RAPTEE can reduce the proportion of identifiers of Byzantine nodes in the view of honest ones by up to 17%, when the system contains 10% of Byzantine nodes. In addition, the security guarantees of RAPTEE hold even in the presence of a powerful attacker attempting to identify trusted nodes and injecting view-poisoned trusted nodes.

Bio: Since 2018, Joachim Bruneau-Queyreix is an assistant professor at Bordeaux-INP ENSEIRB-MATMECA. He conducts his research activites at LaBRI in the Progress team led by Laurent Réveillère. Joachim Bruneau-Queyreix has been researching distributed systems through the lens of performance, fault-tolerance and privacy. Before that, he received his PhD from the University of Bordeaux in November 2017 and was awarded the best PhD prize in computer science from the Bordeaux IDEX International Associate Chair for his work on multi-source and P2P streaming solutions.

Date et Lieu

Jeudi 23 Février 2023
 A 13h30 en salle 406
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Equipe ERODS

Publié le 28 février 2023

Mis à jour le 28 février 2023