Security Plans for SaaS

  • Marco D. Aime
  • Antonio Lioy
  • Paolo C. Pomi
  • Marco Vallini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 74)


The SaaS paradigm offers several advantages, mostly in terms of direct and indirect cost reduction, but its deployment must be carefully planned to avoid several security pitfalls. In this chapter we analyse the security of various SaaS architectures, from pure multi-tenant SaaS to advanced outsourcing services and virtualisation as a service.

We first analyse the SaaS-specific threats, then we discuss a portfolio of best practices for mitigating these threats, and finally we introduce a conceptual framework to formalise security-related requirements associated to the SaaS context.

Our work is mainly intended to help SaaS customers in understanding security issues of SaaS and planning adequate countermeasures for risk reduction.


Virtual Machine Resource Provider Virtual Private Network Security Plan Policy Decision Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco D. Aime
    • 1
  • Antonio Lioy
    • 1
  • Paolo C. Pomi
    • 1
  • Marco Vallini
    • 1
  1. 1.Dip. Automatica e InformaticaPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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