Trust and security are the top concerns of cloud computing users. Without a doubt, these topics are critical in the rising field of cloud computing. However, there is currently a lack of academic platforms for researchers interested in theoretical and new paradigms for cloud computing trust and security. Due to many new issues surfaced from cloud computing’s promise of elasticity and availability, traditional security and trust techniques may not fully resolve cloud computing’s security problems. Some of these new constraints include definition of data ownership, massive virtualisation, multi-tenancy, elasticity, and cross-geographical server environments. There is a need for researchers to consolidate, discuss and bring forward this emerging and important field to the next level.
Ryan K L Ko, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Markus Kirchberg, Visa Inc., Singapore
Leonardo Martucci, Linköping University, Sweden