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21529 Privacy penetration testing -- how to establish trust in your cloud provider
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Probst, C.W. and Sasse, A.M. and Pieters, W. and Dimkov, T. and Luysterborg, E. and Arnaud, M. (2012) Privacy penetration testing -- how to establish trust in your cloud provider. In: European Data Protection: In Good Health? International, Foreign and Comparative Law XVIII. Springer, London, pp. 251-266. ISBN 978-94-007-2902-5

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Abstract

In the age of cloud computing, IT infrastructure becomes virtualised and takes
the form of services. This virtualisation results in an increasing de-perimeterisation,
where the location of data and computation is irrelevant from a user’s
point of view. This irrelevance means that private and institutional users no
longer have a concept of where their data is stored, and whether they can trust
in cloud providers to protect their data. In this chapter we investigate methods
for increasing customers’ trust into cloud providers, and suggest a public penetration-
testing agency as an essential component in a trustworthy cloud infrastructure.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Group:EWI-DIES: Distributed and Embedded Security, EWI-IS: Information Systems
Research Program:CTIT-ISTRICE: Integrated Security and Privacy in a Networked World, UT-CST: Crime Science Twente
Research Project:VISPER: The VIrtual Security PERimeter for digital, physical, and organisational security
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cloud computing, privacy, trust, penetration testing, socio-technical system modelling
ID Code:21529
Status:Published
Deposited On:15 February 2012
Refereed:Yes
International:Yes
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