Fall 2019, No. 2, vol. 1 / Romanian Cyber Security Journal
User Control Over Cloud Data Security in an Internet of Things Environment
The proliferation of smart devices in our everyday activities has led to an increase in the adoption rate of the Internet of Things (IoT) concept. This evolution has also been enabled by other interesting technologies, such as Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) or Cloud computing. Besides the multiple benefits that the IoT paradigm brings, the large amount of private data accumulated by it raises new concerns about how this data is being processed and stored, especially in Cloud systems that are either abstract or untouchable for a regular user. The paper begins by briefly assessing different data storage solutions existing on the market and from the scientific community, ending with a proposal that was introduced last year, of an adaptive storage solution that enables end-users to control the security mechanisms used in the their data storing process.
Cloud storage, data security, user-controlled cryptographic methods, Internet of Things.