Chapter 3


Conceptual cloud attack taxonomy and risk assessment framework

Nina Viktoria Juliadotter; Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo    Information Assurance Research Group, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia


As our dependence on cloud services increase, so does the risks associated with attacks on these services. To improve our defense against such attacks, we need to better understand their characteristics. A taxonomy is useful in this regard because it classifies and categorizes the different aspects of cloud attacks and appropriate countermeasures. Using on this classification, we can then assess and manage the risks. Based on a literature review of existing ...

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