Secure Cloud Computing

Editors: Jajodia, S., Kant, K., Samarati, P., Singhal, A., Swarup, V., Wang, C. (Eds.)

  • Provides state-of-the-art coverage of techniques to address security and privacy challenges at all levels ranging from hardware mechanisms to application level techniques
  • Topics include practical considerations of cloud computing security, as well as security issues related to the cloud infrastructure, data protection, computation deployment, and security state monitoring
  • Useful for researchers, practitioners, and students to further research the subject and the implementation of the techniques in real-life systems
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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.

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“It provides practitioners as well as researchers with an impressive and fascinating state-of-the-art overview of cloud security techniques and approaches. The book is suitable and highly recommended for anyone from graduate students to researchers in the field. I sincerely hope that organizing recent results in cloud computing security in this manner will make these results accessible to a wide audience and prepare future generations of software and hardware developers for the challenges they will face.” (Burkhard Englert, Computing Reviews, September, 2014)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Cryptographic Key Management Issues and Challenges in Cloud Services

    Chandramouli, Ramaswamy (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Costs and Security in Clouds

    Chen, Yao (et al.)

    Pages 31-56

  • Hardware-Enhanced Security for Cloud Computing

    Szefer, Jakub (et al.)

    Pages 57-76

  • Cloud Computing Security: What Changes with Software-Defined Networking?

    Tsugawa, Maurício (et al.)

    Pages 77-93

  • Proof of Isolation for Cloud Storage

    Wang, Zhan (et al.)

    Pages 95-121

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4883-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Secure Cloud Computing
Editors
  • Sushil Jajodia
  • Krishna Kant
  • Pierangela Samarati
  • Anoop Singhal
  • Vipin Swarup
  • Cliff Wang
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9278-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9278-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9277-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4883-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 343
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 b/w illustrations
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