Security of the Cloud

  • Al-Begain K
  • Alosaimi W
  • Zak M
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© 2015 by IGI Global. All rights reserved.The chapter presents current security concerns in the Cloud Computing Environment. The cloud concept and operation raise many concerns for cloud users since they have no control of the arrangements made to protect the services and resources offered. Additionally, it is obvious that many of the cloud service providers will be subject to significant security attacks. Some traditional security attacks such as the Denial of Service attacks (DoS) and distributed DDoS attacks are wellknown, and there are several proposed solutions to mitigate their impact. However, in the cloud environment, DDoS becomes more severe and can be coupled with Economical Denial of Sustainability (EDoS) attacks. The chapter presents a general overview of cloud security, the types of vulnerabilities, and potential attacks. The chapter further presents a more detailedanalysis of DDoS attacks'launch mechanisms and well-known DDoS defence mechanisms. Finally, the chapter presents a DDoS-msystem and potential future research directions.

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  • K. Al-Begain

  • W. Alosaimi

  • M. Zak

  • C. Turyagyenda

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