© 2013

Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing

  • Siani Pearson
  • George Yee
  • Contains contributions from leading experts in the field

  • Presents a solid overview of the field with a thorough introduction to the core issues, supplemented by a Glossary

  • Describes novel, cutting-edge research in the field, including a practical selection of innovative solutions to common problems


Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction to the Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Law Enforcement and Audits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. David Tancock, Siani Pearson, Andrew Charlesworth
      Pages 73-123
    3. Frank Doelitzscher, Christoph Reich, Martin Knahl, Nathan Clarke
      Pages 125-163
  4. Security and Integrity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Yuri Demchenko, Canh Ngo, Cees de Laat, Diego R. Lopez, Antonio Morales, Joan A. García-Espín
      Pages 167-210
    3. Jinpeng Wei, Calton Pu, Carlos V. Rozas, Anand Rajan, Feng Zhu
      Pages 211-232
  5. Risk Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Sadie Creese, Michael Goldsmith, Paul Hopkins
      Pages 235-255
    3. Adrian Baldwin, David Pym, Simon Shiu
      Pages 257-291
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 293-306

About this book


Despite the enormous potential of cloud computing, consumer uncertainty and concern regarding issues of privacy, security and trust remain a major barrier to the switch to cloud models.

This comprehensive and authoritative text/reference provides an in-depth analysis of the latest advances in privacy, security and risk technologies within cloud environments. Containing contributions from leading experts in the field, the text presents both a thorough introduction to the core issues, and a practical selection of innovative solutions to common problems. A Glossary is also included at the end of the book.

Topics and features:

  • Considers the various forensic challenges for legal access to data in a cloud computing environment
  • Discusses privacy impact assessments for the cloud, and examines the use of cloud audits to attenuate cloud security problems
  • Reviews conceptual issues, basic requirements and practical suggestions for provisioning dynamically configured access control services in the cloud
  • Proposes scoped invariants as a primitive for analyzing a cloud server for its integrity properties
  • Investigates the applicability of existing controls for mitigating information security risks to cloud computing environments
  • Describes risk management for cloud computing from an enterprise perspective

This pioneering volume is essential reading for business professionals, students and researchers interested in the field of privacy and security protection for the cloud, and/or complex service provisioning. Newcomers to these areas will benefit from the solid overview of the field, whereas established experts will value the novel, cutting-edge research described in the work.


Cloud Privacy Risk Security Trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Siani Pearson
    • 1
  • George Yee
    • 2
  1. 1.Cloud and Security Laboratory HP LabsFilton, BristolUK
  2. 2.Department of Systems and Computer EngineeringCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

About the editors

Dr. Siani Pearson is a senior researcher in the Cloud and Security Research Lab of HP Labs, Bristol, UK.

Dr. George Yee is a consultant with his own company, and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
IT & Software
Energy, Utilities & Environment


From the reviews:

“The volume consists of eight chapters across four headings, covering different aspects of privacy and security issues in cloud computing. … this informative volume … provides not only a comprehensive overview but also proposed practical solutions on how to increase privacy and security in cloud computing. The book will be beneficial to business professionals and researchers working in this area.” (Monika Zalnieriute, Privacy Laws & Business, International Report, Issue 124, August, 2013)

"This book offers insight into some of the issues in cloud computing that need immediate attention. The contributors and editors have done a good job in producing this book when it is most needed; it should stimulate research into privacy and security in cloud computing." (S. V. Nagaraj, ACM Computing Reviews, May 17 2013, Review #: CR141225)