Assessing Data Usefulness for Failure Analysis in Anonymized System Logs

Ghiasvand, Siavash and Ciorba, Florina M.. (2018) Assessing Data Usefulness for Failure Analysis in Anonymized System Logs. In: The 17th IEEE International Symposium On Parallel And Distributed Computing.

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: https://edoc.unibas.ch/64167/

Downloads: Statistics Overview


System logs are a valuable source of information for the analysis and understanding of systems behavior for the purpose of improving their performance. Such logs contain various types of information, including sensitive information. Information deemed sensitive can either directly be extracted from system log entries by correlation of several log entries, or can be inferred from the combination of the (non-sensitive) information contained within system logs with other logs and/or additional datasets. Analysis of system logs containing sensitive information compromises data privacy. Therefore, various anonymization techniques, such as generalization and suppression, have been employed over the years by data and computing centers to protect the privacy of their users, data, and the system as a whole. Privacy-compliant data resulting from anonymization via generalization and suppression may lead to significantly decreased data usefulness, thus, hindering the intended analysis and understanding of system behavior. Maintaining a balance between data usefulness and privacy, therefore, remains an important challenge. Irreversible encoding of system logs using collision-resistant hashing algorithms, such as SHAKE-128, is a novel approach previously introduced by the authors to mitigate data privacy concerns. The present work describes a study of the applicability of the encoding approach from previous work on system logs of a production high-performance computing system. Moreover, a metric is introduced to assess the data usefulness of the anonymized system logs to detect and identify the failures encountered in the system.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Mathematik und Informatik > Informatik > High Performance Computing (Ciorba)
UniBasel Contributors:Ciorba, Florina M.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item, refereed
Conference or workshop item Subtype:Conference Paper
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Conference paper
Related URLs:
Last Modified:20 Mar 2019 15:16
Deposited On:07 Jun 2018 09:33

Repository Staff Only: item control page