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Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure by Nan Zhang, Krishna Kant, Sajal K Das

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Chapter 16

Secure Mobile Cloud Computing

Mayank Raj, Mario Di Francesco, Sajal K. Das

16.1 Introduction

Cloud computing is a metaphor for the Internet. In fact, the Internet can be viewed as a combination of several entities with diverse characteristics, offering services remotely through a shared network infrastructure. Specifically, cloud computing has been offered through several delivery models, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Security-as-a-Service (SaaS). As a consequence, the cloud delivery model is suitably referred to as X-as-a-Service (XaaS) model, where X can virtually represent anything. The term XaaS represents the true diversity of the cloud computing ...

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