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Cloud Security and Privacy by Shahed Latif, Subra Kumaraswamy, Tim Mather

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Glossary

AAA

Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting is a system used to control what computer resources users have access to and to keep track of the activity of users over a network.

Active Directory

A directory service from Microsoft.

Apex

An on-demand platform from Salesforce.com. Apex provides a set of features for building business applications using a proprietary language called Apex code.

API

An application programming interface is a series of software routines and development tools that comprise an interface between a computer application and lower-level services and functions (such as the operating system, device drivers, and other software applications). APIs serve as building blocks for programmers putting together software applications. In the context of cloud computing, APIs are sets of web services methods for accessing/manipulating cloud resources.

ASP

An application service provider is a business that provides computer-based services to customers over a network.

Asymmetric encryption

The use of two different keys, first for encryption (public key) and then for decryption (private key) of data.

Authentication

The act of confirming the identity of an individual or system.

Authorization

The act of specifying access rights to resources or functionality.

AWS

Amazon Web Services is a collection of infrastructure web services delivered over the Internet by Amazon.com.

CCID

The Cloud Computing Incidents Database (CCID) records and monitors verifiable, noteworthy events that affect cloud ...

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