Title: Implementation of a Novel Peer-to-Peer Reputation-Based Trust Management Model in a Cloud Service Provisioning Environment

Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 210-217
Authors: Nosipho Dladlu, Obeten O. Ekabua
Conference Name: The International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2013)
- United Arab Emirates


In recent times, coupled with the emergence of the new cloud paradigm, a number of security related issues have emerged. Therefore, trust and reputation management has become unavoidable challenge in this new cloud computing paradigm. Cloud computing represents a shared and statistical service model that allows software, platform and infrastructure to be shared as service, with high degree of openness and autonomy. Consequently these high degree of openness and autonomy impose the need for surveillance of the services, and profer nearly an ideal condition for a spread of unauthentic files. Although peer-to-peer (P2P) models and their applications are popular depending on their domain of applicability, protecting peer’s security remain a challenge. As a result, this research paper presents a novel Peer-to-Peer reputation-based trust management model in a cloud provisioning environment. To validate the proposed model, a simulation environment with different peers and service provider was used in CloudAnalyst environment tool.