State-of-theArt Security Mechanisms for Mobile Cloud Environments
Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) environments are characterized by several features such as flexible usage of Cloud resources, increased battery efficiency by offloading data processing into Cloud etc. One of the main issues in using Cloud services by mobile users is the security concerns. Security issues in Mobile Clouds can be categorized into two types: security issues for mobile users such as privacy concerns and data storage and access in Cloud such as authentication and access control. In this paper, the authors provide a comprehensive survey of various security issues and solution approaches present in the literature. They compare and summarize important contributions and features of such schemes.