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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2012, Vol. Issue (11): 22-33    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2012.11.05
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Security Issues on Testing of Public Cloud Applications
Udhyan Timilsina1, Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari2, Ossi Taipale2, Kari Smolander2, Wang Weijun3
1. Lionbridge Technologies Inc., Tampere 33100, Finland;
2. Software Engineering Laboratory, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta 53400, Finland;
3. School of Information Management, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China
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Abstract  The objective of this study is to evaluate security issues of cloud testing. Organizations are increasingly moving to the cloud and sharing their information, but there are concerns about security issues and risks that may arise due to security breaches. This paper extends the concept of security approach during testing. It makes use of a literature review to evaluate the risk of eight security issues when testing in public clouds. The security issues including trust, governance, compliance, identity and access management, availability, data security, instance isolation and its failures, and architecture in testing on a public cloud. The paper also includes an empirical survey to evaluate the current security strategies of different public cloud providers on the eight security issues.
Key wordsCloud computing      Testing      Security issues      Public cloud      Survey     
Received: 03 July 2012      Published: 06 February 2013
:  TP393  

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Udhyan Timilsina, Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari, Ossi Taipale, Kari Smolander, Wang Weijun. Security Issues on Testing of Public Cloud Applications. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2012, (11): 22-33.

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