Accountability and Security in the Cloud

Volume 8937 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 154-184


Models for Cloud Risk Assessment: A Tutorial

  • Erdal CayirciAffiliated withElectrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Stavanger Email author 

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Although the technology for cloud services has been maturing for more than a decade, many potential users still have some concerns about the security and especially privacy. Users need to analyze the risks to face prior to embracing the cloud concept. Recently, many organizations and researchers assessed the cloud risks. There are also both quantitative and qualitative models developed for this purpose. Our tutorial first introduces the definitions and then provides a survey on the results from cloud risk assessment efforts and risk models developed for cloud.


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