This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of cloud computing security technology and implementation while exploring practical solutions to a wide range of cloud computing security issues. As more organizations use cloud computing and cloud providers for data operations, the need for proper security in these and other potentially vulnerable areas has become a global priority for organizations of all sizes. Research efforts from academia and industry, as conducted and reported by experts in all aspects of security related to cloud computing, are gathered within one reference guide. Features • Covers patching and configuration vulnerabilities of a cloud server • Evaluates methods for data encryption and long-term storage in a cloud server • Demonstrates how to verify identity using a certificate chain and how to detect inappropriate changes to data or system configurations John R. Vacca is an information technology consultant and internationally known author of more than 600 articles in the areas of advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology. John was also a configuration management specialist, computer specialist, and the computer security official (CSO) for NASA’s space station program (Freedom) and the International Space Station Program from 1988 until his retirement from NASA in 1995.
This comprehensive resource presents a highly informative overview of cloud computing security issues. This book focuses on relevant approaches aimed at monitoring and protecting computation and data hosted on heterogeneous computing resources. The most critical security aspects are thoroughly discussed, highlighting the importance of reliable secure computation over remote heterogeneous cloud nodes. This book shows that present cloud computing is inherently insecure therefore advanced execution models have to be developed to prevent unauthorized users from accessing or affecting others' data and computation. The cloud approach enables on-demand scalable services that allow performing large computations without the costs and maintenance/management issues of costly server farms (thus enabling a novel kind of outsourced computing). Essential reading for software and computer engineers as well as data architects and IT professionals to better understand the complexity and heterogeneity of modern cloud- based scenarios.
This book provides readers with an overview of Cloud Computing, starting with historical background on mainframe computers and early networking protocols, leading to current concerns such as hardware and systems security, performance, emerging areas of IoT, Edge Computing etc. Readers will benefit from the in-depth discussion of cloud computing usage and the underlying architectures. The authors explain carefully the “why’s and how’s” of Cloud Computing, so engineers will find this book an invaluable source of information to the topic. This second edition includes new material on Cloud Computing Security, Threat Vectors and Trust Models, as well as best practices for a using dynamic cloud infrastructure, and cloud operations management. Several new examples and analysis of cloud security have been added, including edge computing with IoT devices.
This book offers you years of unparalleled expertise and knowledge on extremely challenging topics of data ownership, privacy protections, data mobility, quality of service and service levels, bandwidth costs, data protection, and support. As the most current and complete guide to help you find your way through a maze of security minefields, this book is mandatory reading if you are involved in any aspect of cloud computing." Introduction." Chapter 1 Cloud Computing Fundamentals." Chapter 2 Cloud Computing Architecture." Chapter 3 Cloud Computing Software Security Fundamentals." Chapter 4 Cloud Computing Risks Issues." Chapter 5 Cloud Computing Security Challenges." Chapter 6 Cloud Computing Security Architecture." Chapter 7 Cloud Computing Life Cycle Issues." Chapter 8 Useful Next Steps and Approaches.
This book analyzes the latest advances in privacy, security and risk technologies within cloud environments. With contributions from leading experts, the text presents both a solid overview of the field and novel, cutting-edge research. A Glossary is also included at the end of the book. Topics and features: considers the various forensic challenges for legal access to data in a cloud computing environment; discusses privacy impact assessments for the cloud, and examines the use of cloud audits to attenuate cloud security problems; reviews conceptual issues, basic requirements and practical suggestions for provisioning dynamically configured access control services in the cloud; proposes scoped invariants as a primitive for analyzing a cloud server for its integrity properties; investigates the applicability of existing controls for mitigating information security risks to cloud computing environments; describes risk management for cloud computing from an enterprise perspective.
Cloud Computing has already been embraced by many organizations and individuals due to its benefits of economy, reliability, scalability and guaranteed quality of service among others. But since the data is not stored, analysed or computed on site, this can open security, privacy, trust and compliance issues. This one-stop reference covers a wide range of issues on data security in Cloud Computing ranging from accountability, to data provenance, identity and risk management. Data Security in Cloud Computing covers major aspects of securing data in Cloud Computing. Topics covered include NOMAD: a framework for ensuring data confidentiality in mission-critical cloud based applications; 3DCrypt: privacy-preserving pre-classification volume ray-casting of 3D images in the cloud; multiprocessor system-on-chip for processing data in Cloud Computing; distributing encoded data for private processing in the cloud; data protection and mobility management for cloud; understanding software defined perimeter; security, trust and privacy for Cloud Computing in transportation cyber-physical systems; review of data leakage attack techniques in cloud systems; Cloud Computing and personal data processing: sorting out legal requirements; the Waikato data privacy matrix; provenance reconstruction in clouds; and security visualization for Cloud Computing.
This book presents a range of cloud computing security challenges and promising solution paths. The first two chapters focus on practical considerations of cloud computing. In Chapter 1, Chandramouli, Iorga, and Chokani describe the evolution of cloud computing and the current state of practice, followed by the challenges of cryptographic key management in the cloud. In Chapter 2, Chen and Sion present a dollar cost model of cloud computing and explore the economic viability of cloud computing with and without security mechanisms involving cryptographic mechanisms. The next two chapters address security issues of the cloud infrastructure. In Chapter 3, Szefer and Lee describe a hardware-enhanced security architecture that protects the confidentiality and integrity of a virtual machine’s memory from an untrusted or malicious hypervisor. In Chapter 4, Tsugawa et al. discuss the security issues introduced when Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is deployed within and across clouds. Chapters 5-9 focus on the protection of data stored in the cloud. In Chapter 5, Wang et al. present two storage isolation schemes that enable cloud users with high security requirements to verify that their disk storage is isolated from some or all other users, without any cooperation from cloud service providers. In Chapter 6, De Capitani di Vimercati, Foresti, and Samarati describe emerging approaches for protecting data stored externally and for enforcing fine-grained and selective accesses on them, and illustrate how the combination of these approaches can introduce new privacy risks. In Chapter 7, Le, Kant, and Jajodia explore data access challenges in collaborative enterprise computing environments where multiple parties formulate their own authorization rules, and discuss the problems of rule consistency, enforcement, and dynamic updates. In Chapter 8, Smith et al. address key challenges to the practical realization of a system that supports query execution over remote encrypted data without exposing decryption keys or plaintext at the server. In Chapter 9, Sun et al. provide an overview of secure search techniques over encrypted data, and then elaborate on a scheme that can achieve privacy-preserving multi-keyword text search. The next three chapters focus on the secure deployment of computations to the cloud. In Chapter 10, Oktay el al. present a risk-based approach for workload partitioning in hybrid clouds that selectively outsources data and computation based on their level of sensitivity. The chapter also describes a vulnerability assessment framework for cloud computing environments. In Chapter 11, Albanese et al. present a solution for deploying a mission in the cloud while minimizing the mission’s exposure to known vulnerabilities, and a cost-effective approach to harden the computational resources selected to support the mission. In Chapter 12, Kontaxis et al. describe a system that generates computational decoys to introduce uncertainty and deceive adversaries as to which data and computation is legitimate. The last section of the book addresses issues related to security monitoring and system resilience. In Chapter 13, Zhou presents a secure, provenance-based capability that captures dependencies between system states, tracks state changes over time, and that answers attribution questions about the existence, or change, of a system’s state at a given time. In Chapter 14, Wu et al. present a monitoring capability for multicore architectures that runs monitoring threads concurrently with user or kernel code to constantly check for security violations. Finally, in Chapter 15, Hasan Cam describes how to manage the risk and resilience of cyber-physical systems by employing controllability and observability techniques for linear and non-linear systems.
Well-known security experts decipher the most challenging aspect of cloud computing-security Cloud computing allows for both large and small organizations to have the opportunity to use Internet-based services so that they can reduce start-up costs, lower capital expenditures, use services on a pay-as-you-use basis, access applications only as needed, and quickly reduce or increase capacities. However, these benefits are accompanied by a myriad of security issues, and this valuable book tackles the most common security challenges that cloud computing faces. The authors offer you years of unparalleled expertise and knowledge as they discuss the extremely challenging topics of data ownership, privacy protections, data mobility, quality of service and service levels, bandwidth costs, data protection, and support. As the most current and complete guide to helping you find your way through a maze of security minefields, this book is mandatory reading if you are involved in any aspect of cloud computing. Coverage Includes: Cloud Computing Fundamentals Cloud Computing Architecture Cloud Computing Software Security Fundamentals Cloud Computing Risks Issues Cloud Computing Security Challenges Cloud Computing Security Architecture Cloud Computing Life Cycle Issues Useful Next Steps and Approaches
Cloud Computing offers digital infrastructure and services over the Internet. Internet use has increased quite steadily in the last few years, increasing the cost of hardware and software. Cloud computing has been doing for the better part of a decade, but we still need to see an efficient, robust security policy in place. As a result, the new technology known as cloud computing used to solve these problems by providing service as users demand over the Internet and undoubtedly lowering the cost of hardware and software services provided in cloud computing has various features such as high scalability, efficiency, flexibility, and dynamic properties. The security problem of cloud computing is very critical and may prevent the rapid growth of cloud computing. This book discusses several cloud computing solutions and analyzes cloud computing security issues and techniques based on cloud computing principles and characters. Security and availability of resources in cloud computing are the main security issues. The Single Security Approach cannot solve the cloud computing security problem and many conventional and modern techniques and approaches must be used together to secure the overall cloud computing environment. Achieving cloud protection is not a simple issue to address. Developing and applying good security controls in the cloud are necessary criteria if this is to succeed. The very design of cloud computing will add additional cloud security problem layers to an already complex problem area. The literature in this book explores why this is a problem, examines what the desirable characteristics should be, and suggests a novel means of achieving these objectives effectively and efficiently through the use of well-designed systems.
This book offers a thorough yet easy-to-read reference guide to various aspects of cloud computing security. It begins with an introduction to the general concepts of cloud computing, followed by a discussion of security aspects that examines how cloud security differs from conventional information security and reviews cloud-specific classes of threats and attacks. A range of varying threats in cloud computing are covered, from threats of data loss and data breaches, to threats to availability and threats posed by malicious insiders. Further, the book discusses attacks launched on different levels, including attacks on the hypervisor, and on the confidentiality of data. Newer types, such as side-channel attacks and resource-freeing attacks, are also described. The work closes by providing a set of general security recommendations for the cloud.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Security, Privacy in New Computing Environments, CloudComp 2016, and the First EAI International Conference SPNCE 2016, both held in Guangzhou, China, in November and December 2016.The proceedings contain 10 full papers selected from 27 submissions and presented at CloudComp 2016 and 12 full papers selected from 69 submissions and presented at SPNCE 2016. CloudComp 2016 presents recent advances and experiences in clouds, cloud computing and related ecosystems and business support. SPNCE 2016 focuses on security and privacy aspects of new computing environments including mobile computing, big data, cloud computing and other large-scale environments.
Collaboration with Cloud Computing discusses the risks associated with implementing these technologies across the enterprise and provides you with expert guidance on how to manage risk through policy changes and technical solutions. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and case studies, author Ric Messier discusses: The evolving nature of information security The risks, rewards, and security considerations when implementing SaaS, cloud computing and VoIP Social media and security risks in the enterprise The risks and rewards of allowing remote connectivity and accessibility to the enterprise network Discusses the risks associated with technologies such as social media, voice over IP (VoIP) and cloud computing and provides guidance on how to manage that risk through policy changes and technical solutions Presents a detailed look at the risks and rewards associated with cloud computing and storage as well as software as a service (SaaS) and includes pertinent case studies Explores the risks associated with the use of social media to the enterprise network Covers the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, including policy considerations and technical requirements
Do you have governance and compliance processes in place for the use of cloud services? Are responsibilities for handling PII stated in the cloud service agreement? Which controls protect admin interfaces exposed to users? What other threats are there (natural disasters, etc.)? What type of virtualization is used by the provider? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are you really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Cloud computing security investments work better. This Cloud computing security All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth Cloud computing security Self-Assessment. Featuring 952 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cloud computing security improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Cloud computing security projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Cloud computing security and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Cloud computing security Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Cloud computing security areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the Cloud computing security self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation - In-depth and specific Cloud computing security Checklists - Project management checklists and templates to assist with implementation INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.
Computers by Management Association, Information Resources
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Cloud computing has experienced explosive growth and is expected to continue to rise in popularity as new services and applications become available. As with any new technology, security issues continue to be a concern, and developing effective methods to protect sensitive information and data on the cloud is imperative. Cloud Security: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the difficulties and challenges of securing user data and information on cloud platforms. It also examines the current approaches to cloud-based technologies and assesses the possibilities for future advancements in this field. Highlighting a range of topics such as cloud forensics, information privacy, and standardization and security in the cloud, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for IT specialists, web designers, computer engineers, software developers, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in cloud computing concepts and security.
CSA Guide to Cloud Computing brings you the most current and comprehensive understanding of cloud security issues and deployment techniques from industry thought leaders at the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). For many years the CSA has been at the forefront of research and analysis into the most pressing security and privacy related issues associated with cloud computing. CSA Guide to Cloud Computing provides you with a one-stop source for industry-leading content, as well as a roadmap into the future considerations that the cloud presents. The authors of CSA Guide to Cloud Computing provide a wealth of industry expertise you won't find anywhere else. Author Raj Samani is the Chief Technical Officer for McAfee EMEA; author Jim Reavis is the Executive Director of CSA; and author Brian Honan is recognized as an industry leader in the ISO27001 standard. They will walk you through everything you need to understand to implement a secure cloud computing structure for your enterprise or organization. Your one-stop source for comprehensive understanding of cloud security from the foremost thought leaders in the industry Insight into the most current research on cloud privacy and security, compiling information from CSA's global membership Analysis of future security and privacy issues that will impact any enterprise that uses cloud computing
by National Institute National Institute of Standards and Technology
Author: National Institute National Institute of Standards and Technology
DRAFT NIST SP 500-299 May 5, 2013 DRAFT This DRAFT document was developed as part of a collective effort by the NIST Cloud Computing Public Security Working Group in response to the priority action plans for the early USG cloud computing adoption identified in NIST SP 500-293. This document is designed to serve as a guide for USG agency technical planning and implementation teams. The study upon which the NCC-SRA is based collected, aggregated, and validated data for a Public cloud, considering all three cloud service models - Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Cloud computing has the potential to offer good cost savings both in terms of capital expenses (CAPEX) and operational expenses (OPEX) as well as leverage leading-edge technologies to meet the information processing needs of USG. However, the change in control dynamics (both in terms of ownership and management) with respect to IT resources poses security challenges. Why buy a book you can download for free? First you gotta find it and make sure it''s the latest version, not always easy. Then you gotta print it using a network printer you share with 100 other people - and its outta paper - and the toner is low (take out the toner cartridge, shake it, then put it back). If it''s just 10 pages, no problem, but if it''s a 250-page book, you will need to punch 3 holes in all those pages and put it in a 3-ring binder. Takes at least an hour. An engineer that''s paid $75 an hour has to do this himself (who has assistant''s anymore?). If you are paid more than $10 an hour and use an ink jet printer, buying this book will save you money. It''s much more cost-effective to just order the latest version from Amazon.com This public domain material is published by 4th Watch Books. We publish tightly-bound, full-size books at 8 � by 11 inches, with glossy covers. 4th Watch Books is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and is not affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. For more titles published by 4th Watch, please visit: cybah.webplus.net A full copy of all the pertinent cybersecurity standards is available on DVD-ROM in the CyberSecurity Standards Library disc which is available at Amazon.com. GSA P-100 Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service GSA P-120 Cost and Schedule Management Policy Requirements GSA P-140 Child Care Center Design Guide GSA Standard Level Features and Finishes for U.S. Courts Facilities GSA Courtroom Technology Manual NIST SP 500-299 NIST Cloud Computing Security Reference Architecture NIST SP 500-291 NIST Cloud Computing Standards Roadmap Version 2 NIST SP 500-293 US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volume 1 & 2 NIST SP 500-293 US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volume 3 DRAFT NIST SP 1800-8 Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps NISTIR 7497 Security Architecture Design Process for Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) NIST SP 800-66 Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule NIST SP 1800-1 Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices NIST SP 800-177 Trustworthy Email NIST SP 800-184 Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery NIST SP 800-190 Application Container Security Guide NIST SP 800-193 Platform Firmware Resiliency Guidelines NIST SP 1800-1 Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices NIST SP 1800-2 Identity and Access Management for Electric Utilities NIST SP 1800-6 Domain Name Systems-Based Electronic Mail Security NIST SP 1800-7 Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities DoD Medical Space Planning Criteria