Automated Understanding of Cloud Terms of Service and SLAs

by Nick Papanikolaou, Siani Pearson, Marco Casassa Mont
Abstract:
We argue in favour of a set of particular tools and approaches to help achieve accountability in cloud computing. Our concern is helping cloud providers achieve their security goals and meeting their customers’ security and privacy requirements. The techniques we propose in particular include: natural-language analysis (of legislative and regulatory texts, and corporate security rulebooks) and extraction of enforceable rules, use of sticky policies, automated policy enforcement and active monitoring of data, particularly in cloud environments. This is a position paper reporting our initial thinking and current progress.
Reference:
Automated Understanding of Cloud Terms of Service and SLAs (Nick Papanikolaou, Siani Pearson, Marco Casassa Mont), In Proceedings of IEEE CloudCom 2011, 2011. (Poster: [pdf])
Bibtex Entry:
@INPROCEEDINGS{Papanikolaou2011e,
  author = {Nick Papanikolaou and Siani Pearson and Marco {Casassa Mont}},
  title = {Automated Understanding of Cloud Terms of Service and {SLAs}},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of IEEE CloudCom 2011},
  year = {2011},
  address = {Athens, Greece},
  month = {November},
  abstract = {We argue in favour of a set of particular tools and approaches to
	help achieve accountability in cloud computing. Our concern is helping
	cloud providers achieve their security goals and meeting their customers'
	security and privacy requirements. The techniques we propose in particular
	include: natural-language analysis (of legislative and regulatory
	texts, and corporate security rulebooks) and extraction of enforceable
	rules, use of sticky policies, automated policy enforcement and active
	monitoring of data, particularly in cloud environments. This is a
	position paper reporting our initial thinking and current progress.},
  comment = {<a href="../files/CloudCom2011poster.pdf">Poster: [pdf]</a>},
  owner = {Nick},
  timestamp = {2012.02.23},
  url = {../files/CloudCom2011.pdf}
}