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A zero-trust federated identity and access management framework for cloud and cloud-based computing environments


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Identity and Access Management (IAM) is an important aspect of information security. The deployment of cloud computing (CC) and cloud-based computing (CbC) creates a complex information security scenario involving multiple global stakeholders and geographically dispersed infrastructures. Therefore, implementing IAM in CC/CbC requires the consideration and consolidation of multiple factors. A trust-based approach towards information security may not be a credible option for the CC/CbC environment as trust-based relationships among different architectural elements and including human beings may pose an additional security threat to the cloud space. In this paper, we propose a zero-trust framework for federated IAM in CC/CbC. The proposed framework deploys a decentralised approach towards IAM that aims to minimize any single entity’s controlling power over the digital assets in the CC/CbC space. The critical component of the proposed framework is the decentralised audit log.

Item Type: Item presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: cyber security, IT, cloud-based computig environments
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
Depositing User: Monjur Ahmed
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 20:26
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 08:59

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