Cloud Computing Security Topics

Cloud Security is the set of policies to take defensive measures of protecting data against online data hacking and theft attacks. Similar to cyber security, cloud security is an extensive research area. Since it is a difficult process to prevent all the security threats in cloud computing, it has turned out to be an evergreen research platform.  This page reveals the current and future research paths in the Cloud Computing Security topics through novel research ideas!!!

Recent Research Cloud Computing Security Topics

Though several well-defined cloud security solutions massively minimize the cloud risks, still there are some problems not addressed yet and some problems not solved effectively. Despite the fact, cloud computing is more successful in delivering secure computing services and resources than on-premises computing. For your awareness, we have itemized some research issues under some major classifications.

Research Gaps in Cloud Security 

  • Network Security Issues
    • Environmental Security Crisis
    • Mobility / Migration Platforms Problems
  • Software Security Issues
    • User Frontend / Interface
    • Frameworks and Platform
  • Compliance and Legal Aspects
    • Resource Management Failure
    • Impact of Digital Forensics
    • Legal Concern and Challenges
    • Cloud Acts Implementation Problems
  • Data Storage and Computing Security Issues
    • Malware Attack Issues
    • Recycling of Cloud Information
    • Data Storage Threats
    • Cryptography Key Management Issues
    • No or less Availability of Services and Data
    • Untrusted Data Sharing and Computing
  • Access Control Issues
    • Data Anonymization
    • Lack of Physical Access
    • Authorization Error
    • Weak User Credentials Info
    • Identity Management Issue in Entity Authentication
  • Virtualization Security Issues
    • Cloud Mobility Risk
    • Virtual Network Security Threat
    • VMs Image and Migration Management
    • Virtual Machine Performance Issues
    • Other Malicious Attacks
    • Threats in Virtual Machine Monitor
  • Trust Management Issues
    • Reputation
    • Lack of Trust in Auditability
    • Missing of Cloud-to-Cloud Trust
    • Anonymization
    • Human Aspect
  • Internet and Service-related Security Issues
    • Toxic Outsiders Attack
    • Advanced Recurrent Threats
    • Insecure Internet Protocols
    • Insufficient Service Availability
    • Inadequate Web Services / Technologies

However, cloud computing has several benefits which can help any scale of business to grow towards advancement. Many of the cloud providers own more resources than single business people. So, CSP has a secure cloud infrastructure and regularly patch susceptibilities quickly. In the case of a single business, it is a slightly tedious process to maintain cloud consistency because of insufficient resources. Most importantly, cloud security is different from Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS or SaaS) which relies on cloud-based hosted security products.

Accordingly, the growth of cloud service utilization in the modern world is increasing day by day. Also, it has a clear image of a good future which surely creates an incredible impact on online on-demand self-servicing systems through sophisticated and efficient management (resource/service/network/infrastructure). But before selecting the services, one needs to know the best service that works excellently over the limitations in the cloud.  

What are some Limitations of Cloud Computing?

Limitations of Cloud Computing

  • Global data mobility
  • Security vulnerabilities
  • Poor internet connection
  • Risk over data privacy
  • Fully internet-oriented service
  • Cloud trust and compliance violation
  • Real-time deployment technical issues
  • Various levels of security challenges (user/system)

In general, cloud computing is the best cost-effective security system that satisfies all the needs of users. If you take add-on security precautions then it will be very effective to implement and deploy in a real-world environment. Let’s see a few important countermeasures that act as a key player role in tackling security-related problems.

How can we solve the security problem in cloud computing?

  • Enhance the Cloud Security by Controlling of User Access
  • Monitoring System of User Activities and Log for Detecting Intruders
  • Implementation of User Attributes based Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Our resource team has sufficient practices in choosing, allocating, deploying, and managing cloud services to support you in all aspects of cloud computing. In all the services, the data should be more protective, so we have the default constraint of designing strong security solutions while selecting the methodologies. To settle down the cloud computing security threats, we have designed so many solutions. From that, we have highlighted 3 best ways to enhance cloud security:

Cloud Security Attacks and Solutions 

  • Attack on virtualization/hypervisor
    • Attack Surface / Procedure: VM hypervisor Attack and VM breakout attack
    • Effects: Access the user credentials
    • Affected Cloud Services: IaaS
    • Solutions: VM isolation and Hypervisor monitor and security system
  • Man-in-Middle attack 
    • Attack Surface / Procedure: Access the data between two communication parties
    • Effects: Breach the data security and privacy
    • Affected Cloud Services: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
    • Solutions: Strong SSL architecture
  • Zombie Attack (DoS/ DDoS attack)
    • Attack Surface / Procedure: Indirect or Indirect TCP SYN flood attack (network /host-based attack and hypervisor)
    • Effects: No / Less service availability and fake service
    • Affected Cloud Services: PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS
    • Solutions: Strong authorization and authentication
  • Backdoor Channel Attack
    • Attack Surface / Procedure: VM hypervisor attack and settlements (valid user)
    • Effects: No data privacy and restricted service/resource accessibility
    • Affected Cloud Services: IaaS
    • Solutions: Strong isolation and authentication
  • User to Root Attacks
    • Attack Surface / Procedure: User level attack (access whole user resources info)
    • Effects: Access the user’s sensitive service and info
    • Affected Cloud Services: SaaS
    • Solutions: Strong authentication using a strong password
  • Port Scanning
    • Attack Surface / Procedure: Get the open port and acquire sending/receiving information
    • Effects: No service readiness and Irregular service behavior
    • Affected Cloud Services: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
    • Solutions: Strong secure port
  • Phishing Attack
    • Attack Surface / Procedure: Fake URL and websites
    • Effects: Attack on user credentials and privacy
    • Affected Cloud Services: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
    • Solutions: check for HTTPS
  • Metadata spoofing attack
    • Attack Surface / Procedure: Changing web service (WSDL file)
    • Effects: Lack of service privacy and irregular service behavior
    • Affected Cloud Services: PaaS and SaaS
    • Solutions: Strong authentication and encryption
  • Server Injection Attack
    • Attack Surface / Procedure: Distractive service attack (VM, application, and service)
    • Effects: Malicious service in the place of valid service
    • Affected Cloud Services: PaaS
    • Solutions: web security (API and browser), integrity check (by hash), and strong VM isolation 

List of  Research Cloud Computing Security Topics

Further, we have developed so many Cloud Computing Security Topics which assist you to break through the recent security challenges in cloud computing and also it offer the enriched infrastructure to develop advanced technologies.

  • User Identity Management
  • Access Control
  • Software Platform Applications / Services
  • Cloud Virtualized Infrastructure Design

In addition, we are glad to give you information about the future direction of cloud security. Our experts from the research team have spotted some areas that are expected to create revolutions in cloud computing research. And, they are data-centric security, privacy-preserving paradigm, and trusted computing models. Below, we have listed other areas that give numerous ideas for Cloud Computing Security Topics. 

List of cloud computing security research ideas 

  • Cloud Security
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Service Model
  • Load Balancing
  • Cloud Deployment Model
  • Cloud Cryptography
  • Cloud Computing Platforms
  • Edge and Mobile Computing
  • Cloud Analytics and Scalability
  • Green / Energy-Aware Cloud Computing 

Cloud Security Tools

To the great extent, cloud computing also offers you some simulation tools and technologies which are specially designed for cloud environments. These schemes and tools let you build, test and deploy cloud systems and also include encryption,

  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS / IPS)
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Single Sign-On (SSO)

Some of the cloud-specific tools used for security monitoring, access control, and intrusions prevention includes the following:

  • Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs)
    • A CASB is a security application/software that placed in-between cloud services and customers to apply safety norms and policies
    • It also acts as a gatekeeper and creates the protective layer to the system
  • Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) 
    • CSPM is a service to reduce the misconfigurations of SaaS application and to check the other security compliance and violation problems
  • Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPPs)
    • A CWPP is a technical solution to protect the workloads (native applications) in a cloud environment
    • For instance: Manage Cloud Data, Applications, VMs in a reliable way

More than research and development support, we also give you paper publication support. So far, we have published several research articles that cover all the aspects of the cloud computing field. Most importantly, our article mainly gives special concern to advanced cloud systems and services/applications which direct the future of cloud computing. On the whole, it will give an in-depth vision of recent research and create a strong groundwork for upcoming research activities.

Hence, if you need the best Cloud Computing Security Topics for research and development then communicate with our team. We will give you quality-assured support in every stage of your research.

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