Security challenges in cloud computing: state-of-art
by Kriti Bhushan; B.B. Gupta
International Journal of Big Data Intelligence (IJBDI), Vol. 4, No. 2, 2017

Abstract: Cloud computing platform provides on-demand access of services, and these services can also be customised, which enables the customers to use these services as per their requirement and they also need to pay according to their uses. Recent advancements in the field of cloud computing and internet technologies have attracted the organisations to shift their businesses on cloud. However, moving data and applications to a third party services provider also raises critical concern for security and privacy. Availability of cloud services is one of the most important security issues which directly affect the business of the cloud service providers and also its customers. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on cloud is the root cause that challenges the availability of cloud services. This paper presents taxonomy of security issues in cloud, taxonomy of DDoS attacks in cloud, and taxonomy of DDoS defence mechanisms in cloud environment. We have also discussed, analysed, and compared some well-known methods for DDoS attack defence in cloud on different parameters that will help the victim to understand the risk and also assists them to select the proper defence technique to protect their cloud system from DDoS attacks.

Online publication date: Tue, 21-Mar-2017

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