Security-oriented cloud computing platform for critical infrastructures

M. MacKay, T. Baker, A. Al-Yasiri

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The rise of virtualisation and cloud computing is one of the most significant features of computing in the last 10 years. However, despite its popularity, there are still a number of technical barriers that prevent it from becoming the truly ubiquitous service it has the potential to be. Central to this are the issues of data security and the lack of trust that users have in relying on cloud services to provide the foundation of their IT infrastructure. This is a highly complex issue, which covers multiple inter-related factors such as platform integrity, robust service guarantees, data and network security, and many others that have yet to be overcome in a meaningful way. This paper presents a concept for an innovative integrated platform to reinforce the integrity and security of cloud services and we apply this in the context of Critical Infrastructures to identify the core requirements, components and features of this infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-686
Number of pages8
JournalComputer Law and Security Review
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2012


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