Guide to Security Assurance for Cloud Computing

  • Shao Ying Zhu
  • Richard Hill
  • Marcello Trovati

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Key Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chris Mitchell
      Pages 3-14
    3. James Alderman, Jason Crampton, Keith M. Martin
      Pages 15-30
    4. Thomas Holding, John Panneerselvam, Lu Liu
      Pages 31-50
    5. Muhammad Kazim, Shao Ying Zhu
      Pages 51-63
    6. Shweta Saharan, Gaurav Somani
      Pages 65-81
    7. Nigel McKelvey, Kevin Curran, Benny Gordon, Edward Devlin, Kenneth Johnston
      Pages 95-108
  3. Application and Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Marco Anisetti, Claudio A. Ardagna, Ernesto Damiani, Antonio Maña, George Spanoudakis, Luca Pino et al.
      Pages 111-137
    3. Siani Pearson, Jesus Luna, Christoph Reich
      Pages 139-169
    4. Gaurav Somani, Manoj Singh Gaur, Dheeraj Sanghi
      Pages 171-191
    5. Binanda Sengupta, Sushmita Ruj
      Pages 193-210
    6. Farhan Ahmad, Muhammad Kazim, Asma Adnane
      Pages 211-226
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 227-229

About this book


This practical and didactic text/reference discusses the leading edge of secure cloud computing, exploring the essential concepts and principles, tools, techniques and deployment models in this field. Enlightening perspectives are presented by an international collection of pre-eminent authorities in cloud security assurance from both academia and industry.

Topics and features:

·         Describes the important general concepts and principles of security assurance in cloud-based environments

·         Presents applications and approaches to cloud security that illustrate the current state of the art

·         Reviews pertinent issues in relation to challenges that prevent organizations moving to cloud architectures

·         Provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings


·         Highlights the practicalities of cloud security, and how applications can assure and comply with legislation

·         Includes review questions at the end of each chapter

This Guide to Security Assurance for Cloud Computing will be of great benefit to a broad audience covering enterprise architects, business analysts and leaders, IT infrastructure managers, cloud security engineers and consultants, and application developers involved in system design and implementation. The work is also suitable as a textbook for university instructors, with the outline for a possible course structure suggested in the preface.

The editors are all members of the Computing and Mathematics Department at the University of Derby, UK, where Dr. Shao Ying Zhu serves as a Senior Lecturer in Computing, Dr. Richard Hill as a Professor and Head of the Computing and Mathematics Department, and Dr. Marcello Trovati as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics. The other publications of the editors include the Springer titles Big-Data Analytics and Cloud Computing, Guide to Cloud Computing and Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shao Ying Zhu
    • 1
  • Richard Hill
    • 2
  • Marcello Trovati
    • 3
  1. 1.University of DerbyDepartment of Computing and MathematicsDerbyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of DerbyDepartment of Computing and MathematicsDerbyUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of DerbyDepartment of Computing and MathematicsDerbyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25986-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25988-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1617-7975
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-8433
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