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2015 10th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC) (2015)
Krakow, Poland
Nov. 4, 2015 to Nov. 6, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4673-8317-2
pp: 677-682
ABSTRACT
Security in cloud environments is always considered an issue, due to the lack of control over leased resources. In this paper, we present a solution that offers security-as-a-service by relying on Security Service Level Agreements (Security SLAs) as a means to represent the security features to be granted. In particular, we focus on a security mechanism that is automatically configured and activated in an as-a-service fashion in order to protect cloud resources against DoS attacks. The activities reported in this paper are part of a wider work carried out in the FP7-ICT programme project SPECS, which aims at building a framework offering Security-as-a-Service using an SLA-based approach. The proposed approach founds on the adoption of SPECS Services to negotiate, to enforce and to monitor suitable security metrics, chosen by cloud customers, negotiated with the provider and included in a signed Security SLA.
INDEX TERMS
Cloud computing, Monitoring, Computer crime, Measurement, Supply chains, Containers
CITATION

V. Casola, A. D. Benedictis, M. Rak and U. Villano, "DoS Protection in the Cloud through the SPECS Services," 2015 10th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC), Krakow, Poland, 2015, pp. 677-682.
doi:10.1109/3PGCIC.2015.25
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