Evaluating Security mechanisms Implemented on public PaaS Cloud Environment

A Akinbi, Ella Pereira, B Beaumont

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Abstract

The security risks of cloud computing and ambiguity of security mechanisms implemented on an on-demand cloud service like Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), continues to raise concerns in cloud consumers. These risks clearly affect the adoption of the potentials offered by provisioning of computer resources of this scale. Examining an on-demand Platform-as-aService public cloud environment, this paper focuses on the security controls and mechanisms implemented on each component of Windows Azure. Using a security framework which consists of industry standard controls to evaluate its security offerings, this study attempts to understand how its security controls and implementations meet the needs of consumers in identity management, access management and virtualization security in the development of web based applications hosted on the cloud.
Original languageEnglish
Pages162-167
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Event8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Dec 2013 → …

Conference

Conference8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period1/12/13 → …

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