Towards trustworthy cloud storage

Dan Dobre, Joao Girao, Ghassan Karame

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While public clouds are widely used for flexible deployment of online services such as video on demand, email, file sharing, etc., most enterprises still shy away from outsourcing sensitive data to public clouds because of security issues associated with storing data within a potentially untrusted cloud provider. In this paper, we explore the solution space for enhancing the robustness and security of existing clouds. More specifically, we describe a set of cutting edge technologies that guarantee the security provided by the cloud infrastructure, the availability of its services, the privacy of its users, and the confidentiality of the stored data. Finally, we portray a "service image" that depicts the integration of these various technologies into one single multi-purpose cloud service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalNEC Technical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013


  • Cloud attacker models
  • Cloud service image
  • Secure and dependable clouds

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Dobre, D., Girao, J., & Karame, G. (2013). Towards trustworthy cloud storage. NEC Technical Journal, 8(1), 77-81.