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17 January 2013

Evaluating Cloud Deployment Scenarios Based on Security and Privacy Requirements

Time: 12:30pm - 13:45pm
Speaker(s): Dr Shareeful Islam - University of East London

Migrating organisational services, data and application on the Cloud is an important strategic decision for organisations due to the large number of benefits introduced by the usage of cloud computing, such as cost reduction and on demand resources. Despite, however, of the many benefits, there are challenges and risks for cloud adaption related to (amongst others) data leakage, insecure APIs, and shared technology vulnerabilities. These challenges need to be understood and analysed in the context of an organisation's security and privacy goals and relevant cloud computing deployment models. Although, the literature provides a large number of references to works that consider cloud computing security issues, no work has been provided, to our knowledge, which supports the elicitation of security and privacy requirements and the selection of an appropriate cloud deployment model based on such requirements. This work contributes towards this gap. In particular, we propose a requirements engineering framework to support the elicitation of security and privacy requirements and the selection of an appropriate deployment model based on the elicited requirements. Our framework provides a modelling language that builds on concepts from requirements, security, privacy and cloud engineering and a systematic process. Short Bio: Awarded his PhD for a thesis on a Software Risk Management Model using a goal-driven approach by the Chair of Software & Systems Engineering (I4), Technische Universität München, Germany. He received M.Sc. in Information Communication System Security from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden and M.Sc. in CS and B.Sc. (Hons) in APE from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has published more than 40 referred papers in high-quality journals and international conferences. He participated in EU, industry, KTP projects. His research interests and fields of expertise are risk management, requirements engineering, security, privacy, trust, and cloud computing.

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