Cloud Computing Security : Foundations and Challenges

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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.


• 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.


EAN: 9780429621796