Nick Papanikolaou, Siani Pearson, Marco Casassa Mont, Ryan Ko


We present an integrated approach for automating service providers’ compliance with data protection laws and regulations, business and technical requirements in cloud computing. The techniques we propose in particular include: natural-language analysis (of legislative and regulatory texts, and corporate security rulebooks) and extraction of enforceable rules, use of sticky policies, automated policy enforcement and active monitoring of data, particularly in cloud environments. We discuss ongoing work on developing a software tool for natural-language processing of cloud terms of service and other related policy texts. We also identify opportunities for future software development in the area of cloud computing compliance.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Papanikolaou N., Pearson S., Mont M. and Ko R. (2012). AUTOMATING COMPLIANCE FOR CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CloudSecGov, (CLOSER 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-05-1, pages 631-637. DOI: 10.5220/0003976906310637

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author={Nick Papanikolaou and Siani Pearson and Marco Casassa Mont and Ryan Ko},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CloudSecGov, (CLOSER 2012)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CloudSecGov, (CLOSER 2012)
SN - 978-989-8565-05-1
AU - Papanikolaou N.
AU - Pearson S.
AU - Mont M.
AU - Ko R.
PY - 2012
SP - 631
EP - 637
DO - 10.5220/0003976906310637