Chapter 8

Provenance for cloud data accountability

Alan Y.S. Tan; Ryan K.L. Ko; Geoff Holmes; Bill Rogers    Cyber Security Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand


Although cloud adoption has increased in recent years, it is still hampered by the lack of means for data accountability. Data provenance, the information that describes the historical events surrounding the datum, can potentially address the data accountability issue in the cloud. While provenance research has produced tools that can actively collect data provenance in a cloud environment, these tools incur a substantial amount of overhead in terms of time and storage. This overhead, along with other disadvantages, render these ...

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