Analyzing and Reducing the Attack Surface for a Cloud-Ready Application

Date Added: Jul 2009
Format: PDF

Cloud Computing holds the potential to use computing infrastructure without owning it; it also holds the potential to be Green for sharing resources; therefore, Cloud Computing is attracting lot of attention from researchers, industry, and public. Security is one of the major concerns in Cloud; because, in cloud, platform, infrastructure, software, memory, storage etc. are virtual and available as a service from a utility company. In this environment application security is very critical for the security and safety of the data and information assets. This paper proposes a methodology and presents a tool to analyze the attack surface of an application.