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Publication Citation: Security Control Variations Between In-House and Cloud-Based Virtualized Infrastructures

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Author(s): Ramaswamy Chandramouli;
Title: Security Control Variations Between In-House and Cloud-Based Virtualized Infrastructures
Published: August 19, 2012
Abstract: Virtualization-related components (such as Hypervisor, Virtual Network and Virtual Machines (VMs)) in a virtualized data center infrastructure need effective security controls. However, the differences in scope of control (among stakeholders) over this component set between in-house and cloud-based virtualized infrastructures introduce variations in security control measures that can be deployed by the respective stakeholders. In this paper, we analyze those variations and their efficiency & security impacts. We also suggest technology enablers that can minimize those impacts and improve the overall security robustness of the basic computing units of a virtualized infrastructure (i.e.,VMs).
Conference: Fifth International Conference on Dependability (DEPEND 2012)
Proceedings: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Dependability (DEPEND 2012)
Pages: pp. 18 - 24
Location: Rome, -1
Dates: August 19-21, 2012
Keywords: cloud service model; hypervisor; virtual machine; virtual network; virtualized host
Research Areas: Cloud Computing, Computer Security
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