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Edge-cloud resource federation for sustainable cities

Ahmed, Usama, Petri, Ioan ORCID: and Rana, Omer ORCID: 2022. Edge-cloud resource federation for sustainable cities. Sustainable Cities and Society 82 , 103887. 10.1016/j.scs.2022.103887

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As cloud computing becomes the dominant mechanism for delivery of electronic services, significant recent effort has focused on certifying cloud services to ensure their compliance with security and privacy standards (such as GDPR). Assessing the benefit of using a particular cloud service, especially if such a service is being offered by providers that may be new to the cloud marketplace, remains a challenge. Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) provides a certification approach that associates a ranking to providers based on their capability assessment using a “cloud control matrix”. A provider can make a self-assessment, or an assessment can be undertaken by a third party. The intention is to increase user trust in a provider based on their rating using this methodology. This work investigates whether a similar certification methodology can be applied to edge resources, especially if these edge resources are combined with cloud services in a “smart cities” context. Can a CSA-like approach also be used to increase trust in use of edge resources? How would the CSA methodology need to change to support this type of assessment, and how useful is such an approach likely to be in practice? We propose a risk assessment methodology that can be used to address these concerns, and evaluate it in a practical application using both edge and cloud computing resources.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2210-6707
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 April 2022
Date of Acceptance: 6 April 2022
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 02:14

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