A Security Metric Catalogue for Cloud Applications

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 611)


Cloud monitoring and, above all, security monitoring, is of fundamental importance for both providers and consumers. The availability of effective security metrics and related monitoring tools would not only improve the trust of consumers in acquired services and the control of providers over their infrastructures, but it would also enable the adoption of security-oriented Service Level Agreements stating formal guarantees about measurable security parameters.

In this paper, we discuss a Security SLA model including the concepts needed to formalize security metrics and security-oriented Service Level Objectives in compliance with existing standards, and present a novel Security Metric Catalogue collecting several metrics that can be used to monitor the level of security provided by a cloud or multi-cloud application.



This research is partially supported by the grant FP7-ICT-2013-11-610795 (SPECS) and H2020-ICT-07-2014-644429 (MUSA).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DIETIUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.DIIUniversity of Campania Luigi VanvitelliAversaItaly
  3. 3.DINGUniversity of SannioBeneventoItaly

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