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Publication Detail
Privacy Penetration Testing: How to Establish Trust in Your Cloud Provider
  • Publication Type:
    Chapter
  • Authors:
    Probst CW, Sasse MA, Pieters W, Dimkov T, Luysterborg E, Arnaud M
  • Publisher:
    Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date:
    01/2012
  • Pagination:
    251, 265
  • Editors:
    Gutwirth S,Leenes R,Hert PD,Poullet Y
  • Book title:
    European Data Protection: In Good Health?
  • Language:
    en
  • Notes:
    copyright: ©2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. shorttitle: Privacy Penetration Testing urldate: 2013-07-02 keywords: Cloud computing, Legal Aspects of Computing, Penetration testing, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Technology, privacy, Public International Law, Socio-technical system modelling, trust
Abstract
In the age of cloud computing, IT infrastructure becomes virtualised and takes the form of services. This virtualisation results in an increasing de-perimeterisation, where the location of data and computation is irrelevant from a user’s point of view. This irrelevance means that private and institutional users no longer have a concept of where their data is stored, and whether they can trust in cloud providers to protect their data. In this chapter, we investigate methods for increasing customers’ trust into cloud providers, and suggest a public penetration-testing agency as an essential component in a trustworthy cloud infrastructure.
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