Cloud Computing, Security, Privacy in New Computing Environments. 7th International Conference, CloudComp 2016, and First International Conference, SPNCE 2016, Guangzhou, China, November 25–26, and December 15–16, 2016, Proceedings

Research Article

Operational-Behavior Auditing in Cloud Storage

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-69605-8_15,
        author={Zhaoyi Chen and Hui Tian and Jing Lu and Yiqiao Cai and Tian Wang and Yonghong Chen},
        title={Operational-Behavior Auditing in Cloud Storage},
        proceedings={Cloud Computing, Security, Privacy in New Computing Environments. 7th International Conference, CloudComp 2016, and First International Conference, SPNCE 2016, Guangzhou, China, November 25--26, and December 15--16, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={CLOUDCOMP},
        year={2017},
        month={11},
        keywords={Cloud security auditing Operational-behaviors Secure logging Forensic analysis},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-69605-8_15}
    }
    
  • Zhaoyi Chen
    Hui Tian
    Jing Lu
    Yiqiao Cai
    Tian Wang
    Yonghong Chen
    Year: 2017
    Operational-Behavior Auditing in Cloud Storage
    CLOUDCOMP
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69605-8_15
Zhaoyi Chen1, Hui Tian1,*, Jing Lu1, Yiqiao Cai1, Tian Wang1, Yonghong Chen1
  • 1: National Huaqiao University
*Contact email: cshtian@gmail.com

Abstract

As an indispensable branch of cloud computing, cloud storage enables individuals and organizations to enjoy large-scale and distributed storage capability in a multi-tenant service pattern. However, there is still a serious lack of mutual trust between the users and cloud service providers, since both of them can perform dishonest and malicious operational behaviors on cloud data. Secure audit for operational behaviors is vital for cloud forensic investigation, which collects and offers essential audit logs for a forensic investigator to track security incidents and accountability determination. Such an auditing service can help to achieve better security assurances within the whole life cycle of cloud data. In this paper, we present an auditing mode for operational behaviors in cloud storage, introduce the open issues in two main phases, log audit and forensic investigation, and discuss the future trends.