Security and privacy in the clouds: a bird's eye view

Wolter Pieters

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    Over the last years, something called “cloud computing��? has become a major theme in computer science and information security. Essentially, it concerns delivering information technology as a service, by enabling the renting of software, computing power and storage. In this contribution, we give a high-level overview of the issues that the emergence of cloud computing as a paradigm raises, both from a computer science and a philosophical perspective. We discuss 1) the ideal and limitations of encrypted data processing, 2) the necessity of simulating physical constraints in virtualised infrastructures, 3) the personal equivalent of cloud computing in the form of outsourced identity, and 4) the possibilities for connecting policy and technical level issues by means of a new ethical approach, called informational precaution.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625


    • IR-73128
    • virtualisation
    • informational precaution
    • outsourced identity
    • encrypted processing
    • Cloud computing
    • Security
    • METIS-275646
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • EWI-18428

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