IJSEA Archive (Volume 6, Issue 12)
International Journal of Science and Engineering Applications (IJSEA) (Volume 6, Issue 12 December 2017)
Evaluating Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) Measures to Increase the Quality of Cloud Computing
Keywords: Cloud Environment, Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), Security as-a-service (SECaaS), Security Standards.
Cloud computing is the new theme of information technology. There are companies, agencies, and individual users that have adopted cloud computing at their work, and others are still considering adopting the new technology. The cloud environment is a virtual environment that offers services to various clients based on their need of service. Cloud computing offers services such as infrastructure (IaaS), platform services (PaaS), and software (SaaS). The providers of cloud computing services found that security measures are extremely needed to protect data and resources used by clients. Security-as-a service (SECaaS) is a new service implemented in the cloud computing environment to protect the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS along with all data and resources that are used within the clouds. To provide secure environment, cloud computing providers are implementing several components of SECaaS that constitute security measures in cloud computing. IT managers and decision makers in various businesses aim to use adequate new technology to protect business data and resources. SECaaS in its various security services is a new technology for businesses to adopt for the protection of their data and resources. This research will evaluate identity and access management, data loss prevention, encryption capabilities, vulnerability management, and email security SECaaS measures and controls that would increase the quality of cloud computing. In this paper, there will be an evaluation to some of the common used SECaaS measures such as identity and access management, data loss prevention, encryption capabilities, vulnerability management, and email security on their importance to be key factors in the standardization of SECaaS measures of cloud computing.
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title = " Evaluating Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) Measures to Increase the Quality of Cloud Computing ",
journal = "International Journal of Science and Engineering Applications (IJSEA)",
volume = "6",
number = "12",
pages = "350 - 359 ",
year = "2017",
author = " Khaled M. Musa ",