Title: Comprehensive Solution to Mitigate the Cyber-attacks in Cloud Computing

Issue Number: Vol. 3, No. 2
Year of Publication: Jun - 2014
Page Numbers: 84-92
Authors: Jitendra Singh
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001294

Abstract:


Cloud computing is a web based utility model. Cybercrimes effecting web based system are equally applicable in the cloud computing. Considering the sensitivity and the damage that can be caused by cybercrimes, this work is an effort to study the various cyber threats and methods to mitigate them. Firstly, it highlights the cloud usage as per the various services model (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and the potential threats that are applicable to these services model. Further, it highlights the industries that are widely attacked by the adversaries. Finally, we proposed a comprehensive five phased model to mitigate the cyber-crime. Action needed in each phase has been discussed in detail. Proposed model suggests the implementation of security in all the spheres of cloud. It starts with the sanitizing of the user’s computer, implementation of security during transmission and ends with the data storage in the cloud. Adhering to the suggested model, cyber-attacks can be mitigated to a great extent.