Date Added: Feb 2013
Cloud computing is one of the today's most exciting technologies due to its abilities like ensuring scalable services, reducing the burden of local hardware and software management associated with computing while increasing flexibility and scalability. A major feature of the cloud services is that user's data are usually processed remotely in unknown machines. Though there are many conveniences brought by this new technology, there are some issues such as cloud computing servers can be easily compromised, data is no longer under the control of the data owner and cloud computing is not responsible for the access control of outsourced data desired by the data owner. To address these problems, the authors propose a new framework known as Secure Flexible Framework (SFF).