Cloud computing is used by many organizations to build scalable systems in different domains, such as retail, healthcare, human resources, finance, education, and government. Our society has become more dependent on the services provided by these cloud-based systems. As a result, cyber-attacks on these cloud-based systems can have a dramatic impact on all aspects of our lives.
Cloud security is an active area of research, involving many approaches for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of data and applications hosted in the cloud. However, existing techniques for securing cloud-based systems, including autonomic-based cloud systems, are based on the assumption that people will be involved in managing them. These techniques require end user input to implement effective cybersecurity strategies to defend the systems.
The emerging area of Autonomic Cybersecurity can provide solutions that complement existing cybersecurity techniques in the cloud. The goal of Autonomic Cybersecurity is to use Autonomic Computing techniques and approaches to defend computing systems.
The Autonomics and Cloud Security workshop aims to investigate approaches to cloud security in general, including cloud-based autonomic systems, as well as autonomic cybersecurity approaches for defending cloud-based systems.
The workshop is soliciting papers in two categories, namely, the use of autonomic computing techniques to address cloud security, and techniques and approaches for securing cloud-based autonomic systems.
- Mamadou H. Diallo, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, U.S. Department of Defense, US