Promoting distributed accountability in the cloud

Smitha Sundareswaran, Anna Squicciarini, Dan Lin, Shuo Huang

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Abstract

Cloud computing enables highly scalable services to be easily consumed over the Internet on an as-needed basis. A major feature of the cloud services is that users' data is usually processed remotely in unknown machines that users do not own or operate. While enjoying the convenience brought by this new emerging technology, users' fears of losing control of their own data (particularly financial and health data) can become a significant barrier to the wide adoption of cloud services. To address this problem, in this paper, we propose a novel highly decentralized information accountability framework to keep track of the actual usage of the users' data in the cloud. In particular, we leverage the programmable capability of Java JAR files to enclose our logging mechanism together with users' data and policies. Our approach ensures that any access to users' data will trigger authentication and automated logging local to the JARs. To strengthen user's control, we also provide distributed auditing mechanisms. Our experimental study demonstrates the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 IEEE 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2011
Pages113-120
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 2011
Event2011 IEEE 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2011 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jul 4 2011Jul 9 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 IEEE 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2011
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period7/4/117/9/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Sundareswaran, S., Squicciarini, A., Lin, D., & Huang, S. (2011). Promoting distributed accountability in the cloud. In Proceedings - 2011 IEEE 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2011 (pp. 113-120). [6008700] (Proceedings - 2011 IEEE 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/CLOUD.2011.57