Towards the design of secure and privacy-oriented Information systems in the cloud: Identifying the major concepts

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Kalloniatis, Christos, Mouratidis, Haralambos, Vassilis, Manousakis, Islam, S., Gritzalis, Stefanos and Kavakli, Evangelia 2013. Towards the design of secure and privacy-oriented Information systems in the cloud: Identifying the major concepts. Computer Standards and Interfaces. 36 (4), pp. 759-775.
AuthorsKalloniatis, Christos, Mouratidis, Haralambos, Vassilis, Manousakis, Islam, S., Gritzalis, Stefanos and Kavakli, Evangelia
Abstract

Cloud computing is without a doubt one of the most significant innovations presented in the
global technological map. This new generation of technology has the potential to positively
change our lives since on the one hand it provides capabilities that make our digital lives
much easier, than before, while on the other hand it assists developers in creating services
that can be disseminated easier and faster, than before, and with significantly less cost.
However, one of the major research challenges for the successful deployment of cloud
services is a clear understanding of security and privacy issues on a cloud environment, since
the cloud architecture has dissimilarities comparing to the traditional distributed systems.
Such differences might introduce new threats and require different treatment of security and
privacy issues. Nevertheless, current security and privacy requirements engineering
techniques and methodologies have not been developed with cloud computing in mind and
fail to capture the unique characteristics of such domain. It is therefore important to
understand security and privacy within the context of cloud computing and identify relevant
security and privacy properties and threats that will support techniques and methodologies
aimed to analyze and design secure cloud based systems. The contribution of this paper to the
literature is two-fold. Firstly, it provides a clear linkage between a set of critical cloud
computing areas with security and privacy threats and properties. Secondly, it introduces a
number of requirements for analysis and design methodologies to consider for security and
privacy concerns in the cloud.

KeywordsSecurity; Privacy; Cloud computing; Security and privacy issues; Concepts; Requirements
JournalComputer Standards and Interfaces
Journal citation36 (4), pp. 759-775
ISSN0920-5489
Year2013
PublisherElsevier for North-Holland Publishing
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-NC-ND
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.csi.2013.12.010
Publication dates
Print29 Dec 2013
Publication process dates
Deposited02 Feb 2017
Copyright information© 2013 Elsevier
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