Association for Computing Machinery
Trust management is one of the most challenging issues in the emerging cloud computing area. Over the past few years, many studies have proposed different techniques to address trust management issues. In this paper, the authors present an overview of the cloud service models and they survey the main techniques and research prototypes that efficiently support trust management of services in cloud environments. They present a generic analytical framework that assesses existing trust management research prototypes in cloud computing and relevant areas using a set of assessment criteria. Open research issues for trust management in cloud environments are also discussed.