Maintaining Fog Trust Through Continuous Assessment

  • Hasan Ali KhattakEmail author
  • Muhammad Imran
  • Assad Abbas
  • Samee U. Khan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11517)


Cloud computing continues to provide flexible and efficient way for delivery of services, meeting user requirements and challenges of the time. Software, Infrastructures, and Platforms are provided as services in cloud and fog computing in a cost-effective manner. Migration towards fog instigate new aspects of research for security & privacy. Trust is dependent on measures taken for availability, security, and privacy of users’ services as well as data in fog as well as sharing of these statistics with stakeholders. Any type of lapses in measures for security & privacy shatter user’s trust. In order to provide a trust worthy security and privacy system, we have conducted a thorough survey of existing techniques. A generic model for trustworthiness is proposed in this paper. This model yields a comprehensive component-based architecture of a trust management system to aid fog service providers to preserve users’ Trust in a fog computing environment.


Fog computing Security and privacy Trust management Trustworthiness 



This work has been partially supported through Startup Research Grant Projects No. (21 – 1122/SRGP/R&D/HEC/2016) by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan. We also thankfully acknowledge the services from COMSATS University, Islamabad and would like to thank Dr. M. Ahmad, Dr. A Khan for supporting us in valuable technical and scientific aid.

The work of Samee U. Khan is based upon works supported by (while serving at) the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or suggestions expressed in this manuscript are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of National Science Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hasan Ali Khattak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Muhammad Imran
    • 1
  • Assad Abbas
    • 1
  • Samee U. Khan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCOMSATS University IslamabadIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNorth Dakota State UniversityFargoUSA

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