A trust label system for communicating trust in cloud services.

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Emeakaroha, Vincent C., Fatema, Kaniz, Werff, Lisa van der, Healy, Philip, Lynn, Theo and Morrison, John P. 2016. A trust label system for communicating trust in cloud services. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSC.2016.2553036
AuthorsEmeakaroha, Vincent C., Fatema, Kaniz, Werff, Lisa van der, Healy, Philip, Lynn, Theo and Morrison, John P.
Abstract

Cloud computing is rapidly changing the digital service landscape. A proliferation of Cloud providers has emerged, increasing the difficulty of consumer decisions. Trust issues have been identified as a factor holding back Cloud adoption. The risks and challenges inherent in the adoption of Cloud services are well recognised in the computing literature. In conjunction with these risks, the relative novelty of the online environment as a context for the provision of business services can increase consumer perceptions of uncertainty. This uncertainty is worsened in a Cloud context due to the lack of transparency, from the consumer perspective, into the service types, operational conditions and the quality of service offered by the diverse providers. Previous approaches failed to provide an appropriate medium for communicating trust and trustworthiness in Clouds. A new strategy is required to improve consumer confidence and trust in Cloud providers. This paper presents the operationalisation of a trust label system designed to communicate trust and trustworthiness in Cloud services. We describe the technical details and implementation of the trust label components. Based on a use case scenario, an initial evaluation was carried out to test its operations and its usefulness for increasing consumer trust in Cloud services.

KeywordsCloud computing; Security
Year2016
JournalIEEE Transactions on Services Computing
PublisherIEEE
ISSN19391374
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1109/TSC.2016.2553036
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622886
hdl:10545/622886
Publication dates20 Apr 2016
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Deposited10 Aug 2018, 11:25
Accepted06 Apr 2016
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ContributorsUniversity College Cork, Trinity College University Dublin and Dublin City University
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