Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A study of security in cloud computing
by Bhayal, Savita, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 68; 1504430
Abstract (Summary)

The concept of cloud computing is currently being widely adopted by many different businesses and organizations. Cloud offers many benefits to the data owner and users, but to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing and to make the cloud viable as a computing platform, the data and services hosted in the cloud must be secured. Cloud computing provides flexibility, scalability and cost efficiency to the user, but is also exposed to new security risks. The traditional encryption techniques can be used to protect the data stored in unreliable clouds from adversary attack but they lead to a cloud that is no different than storage devices owned by the user, taking away the justification for cloud services. This thesis focuses on data security issues and outlines third party auditing approaches used to maintain data integrity in cloud computing environment. Also, it points out how third party auditors can be avoided and proposes a specific solution which involves the customer taking care of the data integrity check by himself in a very simple and efficient way. Furthermore, this thesis presents a solution to enhance the storage security by using hashed path to store files in clouds.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Englert, Burkhard
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Computer Engineering
Publication Number: 1504430
ISBN: 9781124993621
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