Clouds are distributed Internet-based platforms that provide highly<br />resilient and scalable environments to be used by enterprises in a<br />multitude of ways. Cloud computing offers enterprises technology<br />innovation that business leaders and IT infrastructure managers can<br />choose to apply based on how and to what extent it helps them fulfil<br />their business requirements. It is crucial that all technical<br />consultants have a rigorous understanding of the ramifications of cloud<br />computing as its influence is likely to spread the complete IT<br />landscape. Security is one of the major concerns that is of practical<br />interest to decision makers when they are making critical strategic<br />operational decisions. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are<br />becoming more frequent and effective over the past few years, since the<br />widely publicised DDoS attacks on the financial services industry that<br />came to light in September and October 2012 and resurfaced in the past<br />two years. In this paper, we introduce advanced cloud security<br />technologies and practices as a series of concepts and technology<br />architectures, from an industry-centric point of view. This is followed<br />by classification of intrusion detection and prevention mechanisms that<br />can be part of an overall strategy to help understand identify and<br />mitigate potential DDoS attacks on business networks. The paper<br />establishes solid coverage of security issues related to DDoS and<br />virtualisation with a focus on structure, clarity, and well-defined<br />blocks for mainstream cloud computing security solutions and platforms.<br />In doing so, we aim to provide industry technologists, who may not be<br />necessarily cloud or security experts, with an effective tool to help<br />them understand the security implications associated with cloud adoption<br />in their transition towards more knowledge-based systems.
Carlin, A., Hammoudeh, M., & Aldabbas, O. (2015). Intrusion Detection and Countermeasure of Virtual Cloud Systems - State of the Art and Current Challenges. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 6(6). https://doi.org/10.14569/ijacsa.2015.060601