Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Date Added: Jan 2011
In an increasingly networked world, computing and storage services require security assurances against malicious attacks or faulty behavior. As networked storage architectures become prevalent - e.g., networked file systems and online relational databases in sensitive public and commercial infrastructures such as email and storage portals, libraries, and health and financial networks - protecting the confidentiality and integrity of stored data is paramount to ensure safe computing. In networked storage, data is often geographically distributed, stored on potentially vulnerable remote servers or transferred across untrusted networks; this adds security vulnerabilities compared to direct-access storage.