International Journal of Modern Engineering Research (IJMER)
Users on the cloud fears of losing control of their own data. This leads to the lack of trust in clouds by dormant customers. While preventive controls for security and privacy measures are earnestly being researched, there is still diminutive focus on detective controls related to cloud accountability and auditability. This paper discusses key challenges in achieving a trusted cloud through the use of access control policy rules, and presents a novel approach namely Cloud Information Accountability (CIA), which addresses consequential challenges, including exclusively identifying CSPs, protecting the reliability of the logs, conditioning to a highly decentralized infrastructure.