Date Added: Apr 2009
Improving dependability of Cloud computing is critical to the realization of its potential as a technology to facilitate the development of large-scale, flexible computing infrastructures, available on-demand to meet computation requirements of compute intensive workloads. However, unique characteristics such as; Diversity, Flexibility and Mobility inherited by such systems require dedicated efforts to address emanating challenges. The emphasis of the research is to investigate these novel challenges with respect to security in general and intrusion detection and diagnosis in particular. In this paper, the authors describe the overall research objectives and summarize the efforts to quantify security for compute intensive workloads in clouds.