Auditing Cloud Computing

Edited by renowned information security researcher and practitioner Ben Halpert, this volume gathers a team of prominent Cloud experts who have labored to provide insight into many aspects that you and your organization will encounter ...

Author: Ben Halpert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118116043

Category: Business & Economics

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The auditor's guide to ensuring correct security and privacy practices in a cloud computing environment Many organizations are reporting or projecting a significant cost savings through the use of cloud computing—utilizing shared computing resources to provide ubiquitous access for organizations and end users. Just as many organizations, however, are expressing concern with security and privacy issues for their organization's data in the "cloud." Auditing Cloud Computing provides necessary guidance to build a proper audit to ensure operational integrity and customer data protection, among other aspects, are addressed for cloud based resources. Provides necessary guidance to ensure auditors address security and privacy aspects that through a proper audit can provide a specified level of assurance for an organization's resources Reveals effective methods for evaluating the security and privacy practices of cloud services A cloud computing reference for auditors and IT security professionals, as well as those preparing for certification credentials, such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Timely and practical, Auditing Cloud Computing expertly provides information to assist in preparing for an audit addressing cloud computing security and privacy for both businesses and cloud based service providers.

Cloud Computing Data Auditing Algorithm

Chou, David C. “Cloud computing risk and audit issues.” Computer Standards & Interfaces 42 (2015): 137–142. Vaquero, Luis M., Luis Rodero-Merino, and Daniel Morán. “Locking the sky: a survey on IaaS cloud security.” Computing 91, no.

Author: Manjur Kolhar

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781946983152

Category: Computers

Page: 154

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Many Cloud data auditing algorithms have been proposed to maintain the integrity and privacy of data held in the Cloud. In this book, we present a survey of the state of the art and research of Cloud data auditing techniques with a brief introduction of the basic cloud computing concepts, its architecture and security issues. This book presents an overview of the various methods presently used to perform Cloud data auditing, mostly focusing on integrity and privacy.

Auditing In Cloud Computing Enviroment

AUDITING PARSHANT TYAGI Co-founder Elzone Technology ... Also, cloud computing is the lack of real-time audit ability or nearreal time, is one of the major obstacles for large scale adoption of cloud computing.

Author: PARSHANT TYAGI Co-founder Elzone Technology




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The purpose of this is to explain the importance of HIPAA and research what it takes for Healthcare data to be HIPAA Compliant. Also, explaining what is expected of Healthcare industries if there is an audit and how does Auditing play a big part in HIPAA compliance.

High Performance Cloud Auditing and Applications

This book mainly focuses on cloud security and high performance computing for cloud auditing.

Author: Keesook J. Han

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461432968

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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This book mainly focuses on cloud security and high performance computing for cloud auditing. The book discusses emerging challenges and techniques developed for high performance semantic cloud auditing, and presents the state of the art in cloud auditing, computing and security techniques with focus on technical aspects and feasibility of auditing issues in federated cloud computing environments. In summer 2011, the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) CyberBAT Cloud Security and Auditing Team initiated the exploration of the cloud security challenges and future cloud auditing research directions that are covered in this book. This work was supported by the United States government funds from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH). All chapters were partially supported by the AFOSR Information Operations and Security Program extramural and intramural funds (AFOSR/RSL Program Manager: Dr. Robert Herklotz). Key Features: · Contains surveys of cyber threats and security issues in cloud computing and presents secure cloud architectures · Presents in-depth cloud auditing techniques, federated cloud security architectures, cloud access control models, and access assured information sharing technologies · Outlines a wide range of challenges and provides solutions to manage and control very large and complex data sets

Auditing Information Systems

services. Cloud computing is growing in popularity and is considered by many enterprises to be a better option than managing an IT infrastructure themselves. Application systems can be run from the cloud in a similar way an enterprise ...

Author: Abraham Nyirongo

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490754970

Category: Computers

Page: 310

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The role of the information systems auditor is not just about compliance and performance testing but goes beyond by adding value to the enterprise through being an IS advisor to management. This book, whilst covering all the necessary skills in IS auditing, also focuses on the role of the IS auditor in enhancing the performance of the enterprise. The IS auditor is a key member of the enterprise and ensures that technology is used appropriately, protects data, and provides a secure environment. The book outlines the IS audit process in detail, enabling the reader to acquire necessary skills on how to conduct an IS audit. Included in the book are other formative skills, such as IT general controls, applications controls, IT governance, information security, IT risk, and disaster recovery. The book also covers all the necessary technologies an IS auditor requires to learn and understand in order to be an effective auditor. A good flair for technology is a must for one to be a good IS auditor. The book focuses on both learning the technology and developing appropriate evidence-gathering skills.

Cloud Computing Security

Te 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing. Washington, DC: IEEE, 2012, pp. 295–302. Ateniese, Giuseppe, Randal Burns, Reza Curtmola, Joseph Wang, Boyang, Baochun Li, and Hui Li. Public auditing Herring, Lea Kissner, ...

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429621796

Category: Computers

Page: 522

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This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of cloud computing security technology and implementation while exploring practical solutions to a wide range of cloud computing security issues. As more organizations use cloud computing and cloud providers for data operations, the need for proper security in these and other potentially vulnerable areas has become a global priority for organizations of all sizes. Research efforts from academia and industry, as conducted and reported by experts in all aspects of security related to cloud computing, are gathered within one reference guide. Features • Covers patching and configuration vulnerabilities of a cloud server • Evaluates methods for data encryption and long-term storage in a cloud server • Demonstrates how to verify identity using a certificate chain and how to detect inappropriate changes to data or system configurations John R. Vacca is an information technology consultant and internationally known author of more than 600 articles in the areas of advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology. John was also a configuration management specialist, computer specialist, and the computer security official (CSO) for NASA’s space station program (Freedom) and the International Space Station Program from 1988 until his retirement from NASA in 1995.

Organizational Auditing and Assurance in the Digital Age

Towards A Bright Future: Enhancing Diffusion of Continuous Cloud Service Auditing by Third Parties. Twenty-Fourth European Conference on ... A Survey of Third-party Audit for Data Storage Security in Cloud Computing. Academic Press.

Author: Marques, Rui Pedro

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522573579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

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Auditing is constantly and quickly changing due to the continuous evolution of information and communication technologies. As the auditing process is forced to adapt to these changes, issues have arisen that lead to a decrease in the auditing effectiveness and efficiency, leading to a greater dissatisfaction among users. More research is needed to provide effective management and mitigation of the risk associated to organizational transactions and to assign a more reliable and accurate character to the execution of business transactions and processes. Organizational Auditing and Assurance in the Digital Age is an essential reference source that discusses challenges, identifies opportunities, and presents solutions in relation to issues in auditing, information systems auditing, and assurance services and provides best practices for ensuring accountability, accuracy, and transparency. Featuring research on topics such as forensic auditing, financial services, and corporate governance, this book is ideally designed for internal and external auditors, assurance providers, managers, risk managers, academicians, professionals, and students.

Swarm Intelligence for Cloud Computing

The second algorithm performs challenge–response-based auditing of the data. A continuous auditing scheme has been proposed for various cloud services through third-party auditor (TPA) in a work reported in [16].

Author: Indrajit Pan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429671760

Category: Computers

Page: 198

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Swarm Intelligence in Cloud Computing is an invaluable treatise for researchers involved in delivering intelligent optimized solutions for reliable deployment, infrastructural stability, and security issues of cloud-based resources. Starting with a bird’s eye view on the prevalent state-of-the-art techniques, this book enriches the readers with the knowledge of evolving swarm intelligent optimized techniques for addressing different cloud computing issues including task scheduling, virtual machine allocation, load balancing and optimization, deadline handling, power-aware profiling, fault resilience, cost-effective design, and energy efficiency. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including: Role of swarm intelligence on cloud computing services Cloud resource sharing strategies Cloud service provider selection Dynamic task and resource scheduling Data center resource management. Indrajit Pan is an Associate Professor in Information Technology of RCC Institute of Information Technology, India. He received his PhD from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India. With an academic experience of 14 years, he has published around 40 research publications in different international journals, edited books, and conference proceedings. Mohamed Abd Elaziz is a Lecturer in the Mathematical Department of Zagazig University, Egypt. He received his PhD from the same university. He is the author of more than 100 articles. His research interests include machine learning, signal processing, image processing, cloud computing, and evolutionary algorithms. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya is a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering of Christ University, Bangalore. He received his PhD from Jadavpur University, India. He has published more than 230 research publications in international journals and conference proceedings in his 20 years of academic experience.

Cloud Computing Strategies

The awareness about auditing the insourcers, its premises, and practices has not yet come to life with cloud computing, yet: it is important in absolute terms, and ◾ it is a good way to reduce the likelihood of having to ...

Author: Dimitris N. Chorafas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439834541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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A guide to managing cloud projects, Cloud Computing Strategies provides the understanding required to evaluate the technology and determine how it can be best applied to improve business and enhance your overall corporate strategy. Based on extensive research, it examines the opportunities and challenges that loom in the cloud. It explain

Cloud Security and Privacy

Ideal for IT staffers, information security and privacy practitioners, business managers, service providers, and investors alike, this book offers you sound advice from three well-known authorities in the tech security world.

Author: Tim Mather

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449379516

Category: Computers

Page: 338

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You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure. Ideal for IT staffers, information security and privacy practitioners, business managers, service providers, and investors alike, this book offers you sound advice from three well-known authorities in the tech security world. You'll learn detailed information on cloud computing security that-until now-has been sorely lacking. Review the current state of data security and storage in the cloud, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability Learn about the identity and access management (IAM) practice for authentication, authorization, and auditing of the users accessing cloud services Discover which security management frameworks and standards are relevant for the cloud Understand the privacy aspects you need to consider in the cloud, including how they compare with traditional computing models Learn the importance of audit and compliance functions within the cloud, and the various standards and frameworks to consider Examine security delivered as a service-a different facet of cloud security

Cloud Computing

Privacy maintenance in cloud is mainly the responsibility of service providers but consumers should also be ... Standard audit frameworks exist, which when adopted for auditing cloud services can help build trust among the consumers.

Author: Sandeep Bhowmik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316638101

Category: Computers

Page: 435

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Written in a tutorial style, this comprehensive guide follows a structured approach explaining cloud techniques, models and platforms. Popular cloud services such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure are explained in the text. The security risks and challenges of cloud computing are discussed in detail with useful examples. Emerging trends including mobile cloud computing and internet of things are discussed in the book for the benefit of the readers. Numerous review questions, multiple choice exercises and case studies facilitate enhanced understanding. This textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students of computer science engineering, and information technology.

Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing

Section 4.6, “Evaluation”, discusses how the presented SAaaS architecture helps to mitigate challenges for auditing cloud infrastructures. It provides early experiences in building audit agents for a private cloud environment.

Author: Siani Pearson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447141891

Category: Computers

Page: 308

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This book analyzes the latest advances in privacy, security and risk technologies within cloud environments. With contributions from leading experts, the text presents both a solid overview of the field and novel, cutting-edge research. A Glossary is also included at the end of the book. Topics and features: considers the various forensic challenges for legal access to data in a cloud computing environment; discusses privacy impact assessments for the cloud, and examines the use of cloud audits to attenuate cloud security problems; reviews conceptual issues, basic requirements and practical suggestions for provisioning dynamically configured access control services in the cloud; proposes scoped invariants as a primitive for analyzing a cloud server for its integrity properties; investigates the applicability of existing controls for mitigating information security risks to cloud computing environments; describes risk management for cloud computing from an enterprise perspective.

Cloud Computing and Services Science

In this chapter, we illustrate different variations of auditing cloud provider chains. We thereby focus on traditional individual audits and delegated provider audits. 4.1 Audit Frameworks and Audit Automation Policy compliance ...

Author: Markus Helfert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319625942

Category: Computers

Page: 383

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This book constitutes extended, revised and selected papers from the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2016, held in Rome, Italy, in April 2016. The 16 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 123 submissions. The volume also contains two invited papers. CLOSER 2016 focused on the emerging area of cloud computing, inspired by recent advances related to infrastructures, operations, and service availability through global networks. It also studied the influence of service science in this area.

Cloud Computing A Hands On Approach

Auditing becomes even more important in cloud computing environments due to the outsourced resources and lack of direct control over the cloud infrastructure and platform which are managed by cloud service providers.

Author: Arshdeep Bahga

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781494435141

Category: Computers

Page: 454

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About the Book Recent industry surveys expect the cloud computing services market to be in excess of $20 billion and cloud computing jobs to be in excess of 10 million worldwide in 2014 alone. In addition, since a majority of existing information technology (IT) jobs is focused on maintaining legacy in-house systems, the demand for these kinds of jobs is likely to drop rapidly if cloud computing continues to take hold of the industry. However, there are very few educational options available in the area of cloud computing beyond vendor-specific training by cloud providers themselves. Cloud computing courses have not found their way (yet) into mainstream college curricula. This book is written as a textbook on cloud computing for educational programs at colleges. It can also be used by cloud service providers who may be interested in offering a broader perspective of cloud computing to accompany their own customer and employee training programs. The typical reader is expected to have completed a couple of courses in programming using traditional high-level languages at the college-level, and is either a senior or a beginning graduate student in one of the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields. We have tried to write a comprehensive book that transfers knowledge through an immersive "hands-on approach", where the reader is provided the necessary guidance and knowledge to develop working code for real-world cloud applications. Additional support is available at the book's website: Organization The book is organized into three main parts. Part I covers technologies that form the foundations of cloud computing. These include topics such as virtualization, load balancing, scalability & elasticity, deployment, and replication. Part II introduces the reader to the design & programming aspects of cloud computing. Case studies on design and implementation of several cloud applications in the areas such as image processing, live streaming and social networks analytics are provided. Part III introduces the reader to specialized aspects of cloud computing including cloud application benchmarking, cloud security, multimedia applications and big data analytics. Case studies in areas such as IT, healthcare, transportation, networking and education are provided.

Intelligent Cloud Computing

Compliance Risk and Legal Issues: Compliance refers to the effectiveness of cloud services and related audit policies. Data storage and usage policies require periodic archiving and auditing in cloud computing environment.

Author: Asma Al-Saidi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319198484

Category: Computers

Page: 169

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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the First International Conference on Intelligent Cloud Computing, held in Muscat, Oman, in February 2014. The 10 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 18 submissions. The papers cover topics in the areas of resource management and energy efficiency and security. They include 5 invited talks from leading organizations working in cloud computing in Oman and in the region.

Cloud Computing and Security

Using Blockchain for Data Auditing in Cloud Storage Chunhua Li(&), Jiaqi Hu, Ke Zhou, Yuanzhang Wang, and Hongyu Deng Wuhan National Lab for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, ...

Author: Xingming Sun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030000127

Category: Computers

Page: 723

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This six volume set LNCS 11063 – 11068 constitutes the thoroughly refereed conference proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security, ICCCS 2018, held in Haikou, China, in June 2018. The 386 full papers of these six volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 1743 submissions. The papers cover ideas and achievements in the theory and practice of all areas of inventive systems which includes control, artificial intelligence, automation systems, computing systems, electrical and informative systems. The six volumes are arranged according to the subject areas as follows: cloud computing, cloud security, encryption, information hiding, IoT security, multimedia forensics.

Cloud Computing Technologies for Green Enterprises

Auditing. in. the. Cloud. Indira K Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India Vennila A Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India ABSTRACT The cloud computing is the term which have different services such as storage, servers, ...

Author: Munir, Kashif

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522530398

Category: Computers

Page: 424

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Emerging developments in cloud computing have created novel opportunities and applications for businesses. These innovations not only have organizational benefits, but can be advantageous for green enterprises as well. Cloud Computing Technologies for Green Enterprises is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the advancements, benefits, and challenges of cloud computing for green enterprise endeavors. Highlighting pertinent topics such as resource allocation, energy efficiency, and mobile computing, this book is a premier resource for academics, researchers, students, professionals, and managers interested in novel trends in cloud computing applications.

Cloud Computing Security Privacy in New Computing Environments

As an important branch of cloud computing, one of most serious issues in cloud storage is a lack of mutual trust between CSP and users. In recent years, to address this problem, many cloud auditing techniques, such as PDP, POR and POW, ...

Author: Jiafu Wan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319696058

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Security, Privacy in New Computing Environments, CloudComp 2016, and the First EAI International Conference SPNCE 2016, both held in Guangzhou, China, in November and December 2016.The proceedings contain 10 full papers selected from 27 submissions and presented at CloudComp 2016 and 12 full papers selected from 69 submissions and presented at SPNCE 2016. CloudComp 2016 presents recent advances and experiences in clouds, cloud computing and related ecosystems and business support. SPNCE 2016 focuses on security and privacy aspects of new computing environments including mobile computing, big data, cloud computing and other large-scale environments.

Cloud Security Auditing

Cloud Security Alliance, The notorious nine cloud computing top threats in 2013 (2013). Accessed Jan 2019 Amazon, Amazon virtual private ...

Author: Suryadipta Majumdar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030231286

Category: Computers

Page: 166

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This book provides a comprehensive review of the most up to date research related to cloud security auditing and discusses auditing the cloud infrastructure from the structural point of view, while focusing on virtualization-related security properties and consistency between multiple control layers. It presents an off-line automated framework for auditing consistent isolation between virtual networks in OpenStack-managed cloud spanning over overlay and layer 2 by considering both cloud layers’ views. A runtime security auditing framework for the cloud with special focus on the user-level including common access control and authentication mechanisms e.g., RBAC, ABAC and SSO is covered as well. This book also discusses a learning-based proactive security auditing system, which extracts probabilistic dependencies between runtime events and applies such dependencies to proactively audit and prevent security violations resulting from critical events. Finally, this book elaborates the design and implementation of a middleware as a pluggable interface to OpenStack for intercepting and verifying the legitimacy of user requests at runtime. Many companies nowadays leverage cloud services for conducting major business operations (e.g., Web service, inventory management, customer service, etc.). However, the fear of losing control and governance still persists due to the inherent lack of transparency and trust in clouds. The complex design and implementation of cloud infrastructures may cause numerous vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, while the unique properties of clouds (elastic, self-service, multi-tenancy) can bring novel security challenges. In this book, the authors discuss how state-of-the-art security auditing solutions may help increase cloud tenants’ trust in the service providers by providing assurance on the compliance with the applicable laws, regulations, policies, and standards. This book introduces the latest research results on both traditional retroactive auditing and novel (runtime and proactive) auditing techniques to serve different stakeholders in the cloud. This book covers security threats from different cloud abstraction levels and discusses a wide-range of security properties related to cloud-specific standards (e.g., Cloud Control Matrix (CCM) and ISO 27017). It also elaborates on the integration of security auditing solutions into real world cloud management platforms (e.g., OpenStack, Amazon AWS and Google GCP). This book targets industrial scientists, who are working on cloud or security-related topics, as well as security practitioners, administrators, cloud providers and operators.Researchers and advanced-level students studying and working in computer science, practically in cloud security will also be interested in this book.

Financial Auditing With Information Technology

This book is designed to meet the increasing need of audit professionals to understand information technology and the controls required to manage it.

Author: J. Christopher Westland

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 149044873X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

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Information technology plays a pivotal role in financial control and audit: most if not all financial data is now digitally recorded, and dispersed among servers, clouds and networks of computers over which the audited firm has no control. Additionally, firm data – particularly in finance, software, insurance and biotech firms – comprises most of the audited value of the firm. Financial audits are critical mechanisms ensuring the integrity of information systems and the reporting of organizational finances. They help avoid the abuses that led to passage of legislation such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. They help provide assurance that International Accounting Standards are consistently applied in calculating firm value, and avoid period stock market crashes. Unfortunately, audit effectiveness has rapidly declined over the past decade as auditor skillsets have failed to keep up with advances in information technology.Information and communications technology lie at the core of commerce today, and are integrated in business processes around the world. The need for information technology control and audit has never been greater, or more complex. This book is designed to meet the increasing need of audit professionals to understand information technology and the controls required to manage it. It provides a broad survey of IT audit, and develops the foundations for preparation for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) examination.