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Towards Transparent and Trustworthy Cloud

Anisetti, M., Ardagna, C. A., Damiani, E. , Maña, A. & Spanoudakis, G. (2017). Towards Transparent and Trustworthy Cloud. IEEE Cloud Computing, 4(3), pp. 40-48. doi: 10.1109/MCC.2017.51


Despite its immense benefits in terms of flexibility, resource consumption, and simplified management, cloud computing raises several concerns due to lack of trust and transparency. Like all computing paradigms based on outsourcing, the use of cloud computing is largely a matter of trust. There is an increasing pressure by cloud customers for solutions that would increase their confidence that a cloud service/application is behaving in a secure and correct manner. Cloud assurance techniques, developed to assess the trustworthiness of cloud services, can play a major role in building trust. In this paper, we start from the assumption that an opaque cloud does not fit security, and present a reliable evidence collection process and infrastructure extending existing assurance techniques towards the definition of a trustworthy cloud. The proposed process and infrastructure are applied to a case study on cloud certification showing their utility.

Publication Type: Article
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Publisher Keywords: Assurance, Cloud, Security
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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