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Securing Data in the Cloud – Challenges and Research Directions

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时间

星期四, 10月 11, 2012, 02:00pm

地点 

北京大学理科2号楼2736

主讲人:Prof. Dr. Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
时间: 10月11日下午2:00
地点:北京大学理科2号楼2736

Abstract:
Managing data is arguably one of the reasons for adopting cloud technologies. These technologies are very promising with respect to enhancing scalability, reducing costs, and rapidly adapting to changes in application demands. However the adoption of these technologies is not without risks. Data stored in a cloud would be accessible to a large variety of individuals, like the IT staff of the cloud providers. The cloud providers may in turn outsource data management functions to other providers. Data integrity and availability are critical issues. Physical protection, crucial for data security, may be difficult to assess for the organization owning the data as data may be stored in different countries, which makes difficult making inspections to the data storage location. In some cases, even being able to control the location of the data may be difficult. However, making sure that data is stored or not stored in certain locations is crucial for compliance. Data segregation is essential in the context of multi-tenant contexts in which data owned by different organizations may reside on the same systems. Support for disaster recovery, and accountability are also critical requirements. In the talk we will first elaborate on these issues. We will then present an overview of the MASK system, able to support fine-grained encryption of data while at the same time supporting identity-based privacy-preserving access control on encrypted data. We will conclude the presentation with a discussion about the notion of accountability policies and tools for managing security policies.

Short Biograhpy:
Elisa Bertino is professor of computer science at Purdue University, and Director of the Purdue Cyber Center (Discovery Park). She also serves as Research Director of the Center for Information and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). Prior to joining Purdue, she was a professor and department head at the Department of Computer Science and Communication of the University of Milan. She has been a visiting researcher at the IBM Research Laboratory (now Almaden) in San Jose, at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, at Rutgers University, at Telcordia Technologies. Her recent research focuses on database security, digital identity management, policy systems, and security for web services. She is a Fellow of ACM and of IEEE. She received the IEEE Computer Society 2002 Technical Achievement Award and the IEEE Computer Society 2005 Kanai Award. She a member of the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, and IEEE Security & Privacy. She is currently serving as chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (ACM SIGSAC).



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