A Security Framework for Secure Cloud Computing Environments

A Security Framework for Secure Cloud Computing Environments

Mouna Jouini (Institut Supérieur De Gestion De Tunis, Tunisia) and Latifa Ben Arfa Rabai (Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8176-5.ch011
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Cloud computing technology is a relatively new concept of providing scalable and virtualized resources, software and hardware on demand to consumers. It presents a new technology to deliver computing resources as a service. It offers a variety of benefits like services on demand and provisioning and suffers from several weaknesses. In fact, security presents a major obstacle in cloud computing adoption. In this paper, the authors will deal with security problems in cloud computing systems and show how to solve these problems using a quantitative security risk assessment model named Multi-dimensional Mean Failure Cost (M2FC). In fact, they summarize first security issues related to cloud computing environments and then propose a generic framework that analysis and evaluate cloud security problems and then propose appropriate countermeasures to solve these problems.
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Literature review was shown that there are many works that studied cloud security issues (Zissis & Lekkas, 2012; Ukil, Jana & De Sarkar, 2013; Hu, Wu & Cheng, 2012; Sun, Chang, Sun, Li & Wang, 2012; Sun, Chang, Sun, Li & Wang, 2012). All works provide a qualitative discussion of security related issues in CC environments submitting a quick analysis and survey of security issues. In fact, they develop and deploy a qualitative security management framework on cloud computing environment by proposing some security strategies (countermeasures).

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