Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. SecureComm 2017 International Workshops, ATCS and SePrIoT, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, October 22–25, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Situational Crime Prevention and the Mitigation of Cloud Computing Threats

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-78816-6_16,
        author={Chaz Vidal and Kim-Kwang Choo},
        title={Situational Crime Prevention and the Mitigation of Cloud Computing Threats},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. SecureComm 2017 International Workshops, ATCS and SePrIoT, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, October 22--25, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SECURECOMM \& ATCS \& SEPRIOT},
        year={2018},
        month={4},
        keywords={Situational crime prevention Cloud security Crime opportunity theories},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-78816-6_16}
    }
    
  • Chaz Vidal
    Kim-Kwang Choo
    Year: 2018
    Situational Crime Prevention and the Mitigation of Cloud Computing Threats
    SECURECOMM & ATCS & SEPRIOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78816-6_16
Chaz Vidal1, Kim-Kwang Choo,*
  • 1: University of South Australia
*Contact email: raymond.choo@fulbrightmail.org

Abstract

Security is a key challenge in the deployment and broader acceptance of cloud computing services, and existing research efforts include evaluating the effectiveness of various security solutions such as security policy implementations and technological solutions. Attacks on cloud environment may be considered from the criminological perspective, and crime theories be used to protect the cloud. This paper introduces a conceptual cloud security model utilizing the concept of situational crime prevention (SCP). Using SCP techniques, it may be possible to design process and technology-based steps to modifying the cloud computing environment to make it less attractive to crime.