1st Edition

Cloud Security Attacks, Techniques, Tools, and Challenges

    242 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    242 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    Cloud computing has gained paramount attention and most of the companies are adopting this new paradigm and gaining significant benefits. As number of applications and business operations are being facilitated by the cloud computing paradigm, it has become the potential target to attackers. The importance of well-organized architecture and security roles have become greater with the growing popularity.

    Cloud Security: Attacks, Techniques, Tools, and Challenges, provides an in-depth technical description about various key essential aspects of cloud security. We have endeavored to provide a technical foundation that will be practically useful not just for students and independent researchers but also for professional cloud security analysts for conducting security procedures, and all those who are curious in the field of cloud security

    The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including:

    • Basic fundamentals of Cloud Computing
    • Cloud security concepts, vulnerabilities, security standards and reference models
    • Cloud security goals, key issues and privacy requirements
    • Threat model, detailed taxonomy of cloud attacks, Attack feature analysis – case study
    • A detailed taxonomy of IDS techniques and Cloud Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
    • Attack and security tools, LibVMI – case study
    • Advanced approaches: Virtual Machine Introspection (VMI) and Hypervisor Introspection (HVI)
    • Container security: threat model, attacks and defense systems

    This book is intended for both academic and professional audience. It could also be used as a textbook, for a semester course at undergraduate and post graduate level in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Security, and Information Science & Management. The book serves as basic reference volume for researchers in cloud security. It will be useful to practitioners, cloud security team, and the cloud security auditor as well. To get the most out of this book, the reader should have a working knowledge of various operating system environments, hypervisors, cloud computing fundamentals, programming languages like Python and a working knowledge of security tools.




    Part 1: Fundamentals: Basics of Cloud Computing along with Security Aspects. 1. Introduction to Cloud Computing. 2. Introduction to Cloud Security. 3. Cloud Security and Privacy Issues. Part 2: Threat Model, Attacks, Defense Systems and Security Techniques. 4. Threat Model and Cloud Attacks. 5. Classification of Intrusion Detection Systems in Cloud. 6. Intrusion Detection Techniques in Cloud. Part 3: Tools and Advances. 7. Overview of Tools (Attack/Security) in Cloud. 8. Virtual Machine Introspection and Hypervisor Introspection. 9. Container Security.


    Preeti Mishra is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science in Doon University, Dehradun, UK, India which is a State Government University. Earlier, she was associated with Graphic Era Deemed to be University Dehradun. She has 10+ years teaching and research experience. She received her Ph. D. degree in the field of Cloud Security from Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India under the supervision of Dr. Emmanuel S. Pilli and Prof. Vijay Varadharajan (2017). She is a B. Tech and M. Tech Gold Medalist. She has published various SCI/SCIE indexed reputed International Journals and reputed conference papers in the area of security and privacy. Some of her key research publications have been published in IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing (with IF 5.720), IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials (with IF 25.249), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (IF: 9+) etc. as main author. She has also published several publications in reputed international conferences. She worked as a visiting scholar in Macquarie University Sydney under Prof. Vijay Varadharajan in 2015 and has been awarded a fellowship, administered by the Department Administrators in Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney. She has also been awarded by Graphic Era Deemed to be University Dehradun for outstanding contribution in research. Her research proposal, valued more than 20 lakhs got approved by SERB-DST, Govt. of India in the area of Cloud Security. Her area of interest includes Cloud Security, E-mail Security and Network Security, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Cyber Security, Mobile Security, Adversarial Machine Learning etc. She is currently serving as a Lead Guest Editor in IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics (TII).

    Emmanuel S. Pilli received his Ph.D. from IIT, Roorkee (2012) and is currently an Associate Professor and Head of Dept. of CSE in Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India. Pilli Emmanuel Shubhakar has 21 years of teaching, research and administrative experience. He completed a research project "Investigating the Source of Spoofed E- mails" from UCOST, Dehradun in 2016. He has coauthored a book "Fundamentals of Network Forensics - A Research Perspective" for Springer in 2016. A total of 4 students have been awarded PhD under his supervision and 12 Ph. D students are pursuing their research. He is Senior Member of both IEEE and ACM. His areas of interest include Security and Forensics, Cloud Computing, Big Data, IoT, Darkweb, and Blockchain etc. He is member of Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI) and Forensic Science Workgroup on Cloud Computing of the NIST, USA.

    Dr. R.C. Joshi Former Prof. E. & C.E. Department at IIT Roorkee and Chancellor at Graphic Era University Dehradun, received his B.E degree from NIT Allahabad in1967, M.E.1st Div. with Honors and Ph.D Degree from Roorkee University, now IIT Roorkee, in 1970 & 1980 respectively. He worked as a Lecturer in J.K Institute, Allahabad University during 1967-68.He joined Roorkee University in 1970 as Lecturer, became Reader in 1980 and Prof. in 1987. He had been Head of Electronics & Computer Engineering from Jan 1991-1994 & Jan. 1997 to Dec. 1999. He was also the Head of Institute Computer Centre, IIT Roorkee from March 1994 to Dec. 2005.He was on short visiting Professor's Assignment in University of Cincinnati, USA. University of Minnesota, U.S.A & Macquarie University Sydney Australia also visited France under Indo-France collaboration program during June 78 to Nov. 79. Dr. Joshi has guided 27 Ph.Ds, 250 M.Tech, Dissertation, 75 B.E Projects. He had taught more than 25 subjects in Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering & Information Technology. He has worked as a Principal Investigator in number of Sponsored Projects of Ministry of Information & Communication Technology, DRDO, AICTE, UNDP, ISEA etc.