Sun Behind Clouds - On Automatic Cloud Security Audits and a Cloud Audit Policy Language

Date Added: Jul 2013
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Studies show that when it comes to an integration of Cloud computing into enterprises, chief information officers and management still see some dark Clouds on the horizon. The biggest one is the lack of security, which results in distrust and skepticism against the technology, mainly originating from an intransparency of Cloud environments. To increase this transparency, the Cloud Research Lab at Furtwangen University develops the Security Audit as a Service (SAaaS) architecture for Infrastructure as a Service Cloud environments. It is targeted to ensure that a desired security level is reached and maintained within a frequently changing Cloud infrastructure.