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Security, Trust, and Regulatory Aspects of Cloud Computing in Business Environments

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Emerging as an effective alternative to organization-based information systems, cloud computing has been adopted by many businesses around the world. Despite the increased popularity, there remain concerns about the security of data in the cloud since users have become accustomed to having control over their hardware and software. Security, Trust, and Regulatory Aspects of Cloud Computing in Business Environments compiles the research and views of cloud computing from various individuals around the world. Detailing cloud security, regulatory and industry compliance, and trust building in the cloud, this book is an essential reference source for practitioners, professionals, and researchers worldwide, as well as business managers interested in an assembled collection of solutions provided by a variety of cloud users.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Section 1: Cloud Security
    1. Chapter 1: Cloud Computing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. THE EVOLUTION OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      3. 2. CLOUD COMPUTING MODELS
      4. 3. CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES
      5. 4. CLOUD COMPUTING AND WEB 2.0/WEB 3.0 INITIATIVES
      6. 5. PURPORTED BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      7. 6. CHALLENGES FACING CLOUD COMPUTING
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Rationale for Use of Cloud Computing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. QoS FRAMEWORK
      5. 4. QoS-BASED UTILITY MODEL FOR PROVIDER SERVICE SELECTION
      6. 5 VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION
      7. 6 CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Is the Cloud the Future of Computing?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE
      4. 3. CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE MODELS
      5. 4. CLOUD COMPUTING DEPLOYMENT MODELS
      6. 5. BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      7. 6. SECURITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY AND COMPLIANCE ISSUES OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      8. 7. FUTURE CHALLENGES
    4. Chapter 4: Different Perspectives of Cloud Security
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CLOUD SECURITY
      3. SUMMARY
    5. Chapter 5: A Framework for Compliance and Security Coverage Estimation for Cloud Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. CLOUD SERVICE MODELS AND COMPLIANCES
      4. 3. A CLOUD INSURANCE MODEL: MEGHNAD
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Securing Business IT on the Cloud
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND/OVERVIEW
      4. 3. SECURING THE BUSINESS OPERATIONS ON THE CLOUD
      5. 4. AMAZON WEB SERVICES
      6. 5. GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM
      7. 6. WINDOWS AZURE
      8. 7. SUMMARY
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  11. Section 2: Regulatory and Industry Compliance
    1. Chapter 7: Meeting Compliance Requirements while using Cloud Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. HIPAA
      4. 3. SARBANES-OXLEY ACT (SOX)
      5. 4. GRAMM-LEACH-BLILEY ACT (GLBA)
      6. 5. FEDERAL INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT ACT (FISMA)
      7. 6. PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRY (PCI)
      8. 7. STATEMENT ON AUDITING STANDARDS 70 (SAS 70)
      9. 8. SUPPORT FOR COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS IN CLOUD SERVICES
      10. 9. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 8: Risk Management in the Cloud and Cloud Outages
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RISK MANAGEMENT
      4. 3. CLOUD OUTAGES
      5. 4. IMPACT ON CUSTOMER TRUST
      6. 5. SUMMARY
    3. Chapter 9: Regulatory Aspects of Cloud Computing in Business Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINITION OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      4. CRIMINAL REGULATION AND RELATED CIVIL LIABILITY
      5. FINANCIAL REGULATION
      6. HEALTH INFORMATION
      7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
      8. CONCLUSION: ON THE EVOLVING LAW FOR INJURY FROM INFORMATION
    4. Chapter 10: Cloud Computing Forensics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLOUD COMPUTING
      4. VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT
      5. DILEMMA WITH FORENSICS IN THE CLOUD
      6. SECURITY OF CLOUDS
      7. LEGAL IMPLICATIONS
      8. SOLUTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 3: Trust Builders in the Cloud
    1. Chapter 11: Authentication and Identity Management for Secure Cloud Businesses and Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. IDENTITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS AND STANDARDS IN CLOUD
      4. 3. CHALLENGES AND ADVANCES OF AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTITY MANAGEMENT IN CLOUD
      5. 4. PROXIMITY-BASED ACCESS CONTROL
      6. 5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND TRENDS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Green Cloud Computing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2.
      4. 3.
      5. 4.
    3. Chapter 13: Leveraging Cloud Technology for Rural Healthcare in India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD
      4. 3. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      5. 4. REQUIREMENTS STEMMING FROM THE INDIAN CONTEXT
      6. 5. UNIFYING ACCESS TO DISPARATE DISTRIBUTED DATA
      7. 6. HEALTHCARE SEARCH ENGINE DEPLOYMENT
      8. 7. HEALTHCARE DATA CLOUD
      9. 8. HEALTHCARE DATA CLOUD DEPLOYMENT
      10. 9. CONCLUSION
      11. 10. A PARTING THOUGHT
    4. Chapter 14: Organizational Control Related to Cloud
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTROL
      5. 4. ORGANIZATION CONTROL FRAMEWORK
      6. 5. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  13. RELATED REFERENCES
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors