Tuesday 20th of February 2018

Critical Review of Authentication Mechanisms in Cloud Computing

Shabana Rehman and Shabana Ziyad

Cloud computing is a technology, which provides low cost, scalable computation capacity and a stack of services to enterprises on demand for expansion. The complications caused by data security and privacy are the main hindrances in its acceptance. Threats in Cloud computing can be faced by adopting various security measures. One such security measure is authentication. In recent years a lot of research has been carried out throughout the world and several schemes have been proposed to improve authentication in the Cloud. Keeping in view the importance of authentication in cloud security, a survey of current cloud computing authentication trends has been conducted. On the basis of this critical review, we identify the areas of cloud computing authentication that indeed warrant further investigation.

Keywords: Authentication Methods, Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Data Authentication, Consolidated Authentication Model, Multimodal Biometric

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Shabana Rehman
Dr.Shabana Rehman is working as lecturer in Salman Bin Abdul Aziz University, KSA. She did her Ph.D in computer Science from Jamia Millia Islamic in 2012 and completed her Masters in Computer Application in 2007. Her research interest includes computer security, software engineering and cloud computing. She has number of research papers in the field of software security, software engineering and cloud computing.

Shabana Ziyad
Shabana Ziyad is working as a lecturer in Salman Bin Abdul Aziz University, KSA. She has an undergraduate degree in applied sciences and Masters in Computer Application from P.S.G college of Technology, Coimbatore, India. Her research interest includes Biometric Authentication and Cloud Computing. She has a number of research papers in the field in Cloud Computing.

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