Policy based management for security in cloud computing

Adrian Waller, Ian Sandy, Eamonn Power, Efthimia Aivaloglou, Charalampos Skianis, Antonio Muñoz, Antonio Maña

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Cloud computing is one of the biggest trends in information technology, with individuals, companies and even governments moving towards their use to save costs and increase flexibility. Cloud infrastructures are typically based on virtualised environments, to allow physical infrastructure to be shared by multiple end users. These infrastructures can be very large and complex, with many end users, making their configuration difficult, error-prone and time-consuming. At the same time, the fact that diverse end users share the same physical infrastructure raises security concerns, and can lead to a significant impact from misconfiguration or being slow to react to attacks. In this paper, we focus on the use of Policy Based Management techniques to manage cloud infrastructure, identifying the requirements, surveying the state-of-the-art, identifying the challenges and proposing potential solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecure and Trust Computing, Data Management, and Applications, STA 2011 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationIWCS 2011 and STAVE 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventSTAVE 2011 - Loutraki, Greece, Loutraki, Greece
Duration: 01 Jan 2011 → …

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume187 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


WorkshopSTAVE 2011
CityLoutraki, Greece
Period01/01/2011 → …
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  • Cloud Computing
  • Policy Based Management
  • Virtualisation


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