The Cloud’s Core Virtual Infrastructure Security

  • Annette Tolnai
  • Sebastiaan von Solms
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 92)


Cloud service providers (CSPs) should institute the necessary security controls, including restricting physical and logical access to hypervisor and other forms of employed virtualization layers. To enact relevant security measures, the core elements communicating with the hypervisor need to be secured. A proposed security model will introduce some of the aspects that need to be secured in the virtual environment to ensure a secure and sound cloud computing environment. This paper will discuss the core aspects of the virtualized architecture explaining the security risks, including a discussion pertaining to the relevant security core concepts to mitigate the risks.


Security model cloud virtual security virtualization security  resources security countermeasures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annette Tolnai
    • 1
  • Sebastiaan von Solms
    • 1
  1. 1.University of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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