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Cloud security up for auction : a DSIC online mechanism for secure IaaS resource allocation

Talal Halabi, Martine Bellaïche and Adel Abusitta

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Cloud federations allow Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to deliver more efficient service performance by interconnecting their Cloud environments and sharing their resources. However, the security of the federated Cloud service could be compromised if the resources are shared with relatively insecure and unreliable CSPs. In this paper, we propose a Cloud federation formation model that considers the security risk levels of CSPs. We start by quantifying the security risk of CSPs according to well defined evaluation criteria related to security risk avoidance and mitigation, then we model the Cloud federation formation process as a hedonic coalitional game with a preference relation that is based on the security risk levels and reputations of CSPs. We propose a federation formation algorithm that enables CSPs to cooperate while considering the security risk introduced to their infrastructures, and refrain from cooperating with undesirable CSPs. According to the stability-based solution concepts that we use to evaluate the game, the model shows that CSPs will be able to form acceptable federations on the fly to service incoming resource provisioning requests whenever required.

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cloud Computing; cloud security; cloud federation; security risk assessment; coalitional game; game theory

Department: Department of Computer Engineering and Software Engineering
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/40916/
Conference Title: Conference on Communications and Network Security (CSNET 2018)
Conference Location: Paris, France
Conference Date(s): 2018-06-22 - 2018-06-24
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/csnet.2018.8602979
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/csnet.2018.8602979
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2023 15:03
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 11:37
Cite in APA 7: Halabi, T., Bellaïche, M., & Abusitta, A. (2018, June). Cloud security up for auction : a DSIC online mechanism for secure IaaS resource allocation [Paper]. Conference on Communications and Network Security (CSNET 2018), Paris, France (6 pages). https://doi.org/10.1109/csnet.2018.8602979



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