Farhan Patwa

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—Community clouds provide efficient and secure environments for organizations with similar organization structures or business models to host their systems. Since threat analysis and incident response infrastructure and resources can be rapidly shared on a community cloud, the participating organizations save time and cost in handling cyber incidents.(More)
Swift, the object storage service from OpenStack cloud computing platform is used for storing, managing and retrieving large amounts of data. Inside Swift, uploaded files, also known as objects, are organized in containers. Objects inside a container are managed to be accessible or restricted from users through Access Control Lists (ACLs). Swift ACL, at the(More)
—A public cloud provides enterprises and organizations with a secure and efficient environment to deploy their systems. While organizations and companies benefit from moving to cloud platform, it is likely that similar cyber attacks will happen to organizations which share the same cloud platform. One way to mitigate this risk is to share cyber security(More)
As cloud services have been firmly accepted by enterprises, the current challenge is how to share these resources among increasing number of cloud platforms. Currently, cloud platforms such as OpenStack, the de facto open-source platform for cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), offer limited cross-cloud access capabilities in their federation APIs. In(More)
To efficiently collaborate in cyber security defense and response, organizations must be able to securely share information and resources. A community in a cloud IaaS, which refers to a group of organizations with common business interests, will utilize cloud IaaS to realize their infrastructure deployments. Communities establish a mechanism to prevent,(More)
—Relationship Based Access Control (ReBAC) has been recognized as a distinctive form of access control since the advent of online social networks (OSNs). In the OSN context, ReBAC typically expresses authorization policy in terms of interpersonal relationship between users. OSN-inspired ReBAC models primarily focus on user-to-user relationships, although(More)
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