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A Virtualised High Trust Zone (VHTZ) to Mitigate the Security and Privacy Issues in Cloud Computing


Tanveer A Zia, Bhupesh Mansukhani


Vol. 12  No. 12  pp. 6-14


The benefits of cloud computing are clearly well known which include rapid deployment, ease of customization, reduce cost and low risks. However, some high profile security breaches confuse organizations as they attempt to deploy cloud services in their businesses. Although, the cloud service providers pitch the security of their services. Enhancements in existing security measures and advanced solutions are needed to ensure high level security and privacy of data on cloud. This paper provides a holistic overview of cloud security issues by encompassing unique threats in cloud computing and presents findings of a survey of practitioners view on cloud security. A Virtualized High Trust Zone (VHTZ) is then presented as a solution, especially for infrastructure based cloud services to tackle the attacks and network monitoring in a virtualized infrastructure.


Cloud security, high trust zone, infrastructure as a service, VM threats, network monitoring