International Journal of Computer Applications
Determining the user's trust is a growing concern for ensuring privacy and security in a cloud computing environment. In a cloud, user's data is stored in one or more remote server(s) which poses more security challenges for the system. Most important concern is to protect user's sensitive information from other users and hackers who may cause data leakage in cloud storage. This paper is to aims towards proposing a new trusted and collaborative agent-based two-tier framework to protect cloud resources. Uniqueness of the proposed security solution is to ensure security and privacy both at the service provider level as well as at the user level in a cloud environment.