Security concerns in cloud computing

Issa M. Khalil, Abdallah Khreishah, Salah Bouktif, Azeem Ahmad

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    24 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The rate of threats against IT systems is directly proportional to the rate of growing technology. The emergence of new technology requires researchers and practitioner's attention to discover new threats in order to make it reliable. Cloud computing is an emerging technology paradigm that migrates current technological and computing concepts into utility-like solutions similar to electricity and water systems. Security issues in cloud computing is shown to be the biggest obstacle that could subvert the wide benefits of cloud computing. The new concepts that the cloud introduces, such as multi-tenancy, creates new challenges to the security community. Addressing these challenges requires, in addition to the ability to cultivate and tune the security measures developed for other systems, proposing new security policies, models, and protocols to address the unique cloud security challenges. In this work, we provide comprehensive study of cloud computing security that includes classification of known security threats and the state-of-the-art practices in the endeavor to calibrate these threats. This paper also provides the dependency level within classification and provides a solution in form of preventive actions rather than proactive actions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 10th International Conference on Information Technology
    Subtitle of host publicationNew Generations, ITNG 2013
    Pages411-416
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2013
    Event2013 10th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
    Duration: Apr 15 2013Apr 17 2013

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 2013 10th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2013

    Other

    Other2013 10th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas, NV
    Period4/15/134/17/13

    Keywords

    • Classification Scheme
    • Cloud Computing Attacks
    • Cloud Computing Security
    • Security Threats

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems

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