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Tracking of Data Leaving the Cloud

Tan, Yu Shyang; Ko, Ryan K L; Jagadpramana, Peter; Suen, Chun Hui; Kirchberg, Markus; Lim, Teck Hooi; Lee, Bu Sung; Singla, Anurag; Mermoud, Ken; Keller, Doron; Duc, Ha
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): Cloud Data Provenance; Cloud Security; Data Accountability

Abstract: Data leakages out of cloud computing environments are fundamental cloud security concerns for both the end- users and the cloud service providers. A literature survey of the existing technologies revealed the inadequacies of current technologies and the need for a new methodology. This position paper discusses the requirements and proposes a novel auditing methodology that enables tracking of data transferred out of Clouds. Initial results from our prototypes are reported. This research is aligned to our vision that by providing transparency, accountability and audit trails for all data events within and out of the Cloud, trust and confidence can be instilled into the industry as users will get to know what exactly is going on with their data in and out of the Cloud.

8 Pages

External Posting Date: May 21, 2012 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: May 21, 2012 [Fulltext]

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