Title: Security challenges in the distributed cloud computing

Authors: Ikechukwu Nwobodo; Hossein Jahankhani; Aloysius Edoh

Addresses: School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London, Dockland Campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD, UK ' School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London, Dockland Campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD, UK ' School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London, Dockland Campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD, UK

Abstract: Cloud computing has altered the overall representative picture which distributed computing present in IT environment such as grid and server client computing. Cloud computing has born a new innovative meaning to off-premises and distributed computing. Although cloud computing offers more economical benefits than traditional computing, it undoubtedly introduces an imaginable security challenges to information control, management, access and storage from on-premises to off-premises. This paper focuses on security challenges in distributed cloud, describes cloud computing, models and services. Analysis cloud security challenges and presents discussions on considerable solutions to protect threats against confidentiality, integrity and availability of cloud data. This paper presents an implementation of Private Cloud Computing and evaluates its security features.

Keywords: distributed cloud; cloud computing; platform as a service; PaaS; software as a service; SaaS; infrastructure as a service; IaaS; CIA; threats; vulnerability; cloud security; privacy; confidentiality; integrity; availability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2014.060168

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.38 - 51

Received: 28 Sep 2013
Accepted: 22 Oct 2013

Published online: 27 Mar 2014 *

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