Cloud Data Security

Cloud computing delivers on-demand services with flexibility and scalability on a simple pay-per-use basis. However, major concerns regarding to security and privacy hinder a broad adoption by users, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is because existing guidelines, IT standards and laws on security and privacy do not take virtual environments into account. Thus, they present a significant challenge for cloud providers to comply with. As a result, the cloud providers are unable to provide SMEs with an assurance.

In order to address these privacy and security issues, we start the Cloud Data Security (CloudDataSec) project that aims to design cloud services adhering to government privacy laws. Security Management as a Service (SMaaS) modules, as shown above, enable users to apply necessary security and privacy operations, based on the sensitivity of their data.

Related Publications
  • Frank Doelitzscher, Christoph Reich and Anthony Sulistio, Designing Cloud Services Adhering to Government Privacy Laws, Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Trust, Security and Privacy for Emerging Applications (TSP-10), June 29-July 1, 2010, Bradford, UK.