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State of The Art and Hot Aspects in Cloud Data Storage Security

Paladi, Nicolae and Gehrmann, Christian and Morenius, Fredric (2013) State of The Art and Hot Aspects in Cloud Data Storage Security. [SICS Report]

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Abstract

Along with the evolution of cloud computing and cloud storage towards matu- rity, researchers have analyzed an increasing range of cloud computing security aspects, data security being an important topic in this area. In this paper, we examine the state of the art in cloud storage security through an overview of selected peer reviewed publications. We address the question of defining cloud storage security and its different aspects, as well as enumerate the main vec- tors of attack on cloud storage. The reviewed papers present techniques for key management and controlled disclosure of encrypted data in cloud storage, while novel ideas regarding secure operations on encrypted data and methods for pro- tection of data in fully virtualized environments provide a glimpse of the toolbox available for securing cloud storage. Finally, new challenges such as emergent government regulation call for solutions to problems that did not receive enough attention in earlier stages of cloud computing, such as for example geographical location of data. The methods presented in the papers selected for this review represent only a small fraction of the wide research effort within cloud storage security. Nevertheless, they serve as an indication of the diversity of problems that are being addressed.

Item Type:SICS Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:cloud storage security, infrastructure-as-a-service
ID Code:5468
Deposited By:Nicolae Paladi
Deposited On:13 Mar 2013 11:47
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 11:47

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