Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Information Assurance: M.S.
Information Assurance and Information Systems
Herberger School of Business
Abdullah Abu Hussein
Jim Q Chen
Lynn A Collen
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The transfer of confidential data and software to the cloud environment from the on-site data center raises the cyber risk for users, mainly because a third party operates and maintains the cloud environment. In particular, the sensitive data and application pose multiple issues linked to a lack of accountability in protection. Transparency includes providing cloud service providers with information on security measures being introduced to protect and meet customers' standards. It builds confidence in the relationship between service providers and consumers. Transparency is influenced by trust and confidence and without showing accountability it would likely hamper the use of cloud services. While technological aspects to ensure safety and privacy have been discussed, the emphasis on security transparency is still neglected. Few works of literature mainly discuss the question of transparency from the perspective of cloud providers. At the same time, the other works have provided viable techniques to compare and select the cloud service providers using criteria such as transparency and reputation. Despite the importance, there is still a lack of research to improve transparency between cloud consumers and vendors.
This study proposes an important service level agreement (SLA) negotiation tool to ensure higher transparency.
Bista, Sapana, "SLA NEGOTIATION TOOL FOR BETTER TRANSPARENCY AMONG THE CLOUD STAKEHOLDERS" (2021). Culminating Projects in Information Assurance. 123.
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