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Using Graph Theory for Cloud System Security Modeling

  • Peter D. Zegzhda
  • Dmitry P. Zegzhda
  • Alexey V. Nikolskiy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7531)

Abstract

The paper discusses the security problems of cloud systems. It also contains a model of cloud systems that allows formally describe different security problems. The proposed model is based on graph theory and it describes main features of virtual machines in cloud systems. The paper formally presents a transformation of data operations that happens in hypervisor software due to virtualization technology. It allows formally define several cloud system security problems of hypervisor software. The paper also contains a discussion about other security problems with shared virtual machines in the cloud.

Keywords

cloud information security virtualization model graph theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter D. Zegzhda
    • 1
  • Dmitry P. Zegzhda
    • 1
  • Alexey V. Nikolskiy
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Security CenterSt. Petersburg Polytechnical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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