Enhancing Cloud Security Posture for Ubiquitous Data Access with a Cybersecurity Framework Based Management Tool

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Abstract

Cloud security has become an important issue for many organizations that utilize cloud services, e.g. Amazon Web Services (AWS), especially as they have to manage the massive volumes of data (i.e. big data) and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Ensuring that the security posture of the given environment protects sensitive data and maintains compliance can be challenging, particularly as ubiquitous data access is typically desirable. This paper discusses the design of a Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) tool, to monitor assets with emphasis on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for exemplification. The CSPM tool aims to monitor AWS assets based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework v1.1 (NIST CSF). It focuses on continuous threat and intelligence monitoring along with misconfiguration alerting as needed. Leveraging AI capabilities, the CSPM tool can help identify risks and provide remediation recommendations. AWS services, such as VPC traffic logs, GuardDuty, and CloudTrail, can be used so that the tool can be modified to fit organizational security requirements. This paper discusses the CSPM tool design, monitoring, and reporting features, in order to enhance security and compliance for cloud computing. Proper planning and implementation via the power of AI and Big Data can enable organizations to utilize this CSPM tool to increase their cloud security posture along with reducing risks appearing in the environment. This work directly impacts cloud data management and ubiquitous data access for digital connectivity, and consequently makes broader impacts on smart mobility, a vital facet of smart cities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE 14th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2023
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Rajashree Paul
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages590-594
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9798350304138
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event14th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2023 - New York, United States
Duration: 12 Oct 202314 Oct 2023

Publication series

Name2023 IEEE 14th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2023

Conference

Conference14th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Period12/10/2314/10/23

Keywords

  • AI tools
  • big data
  • cloud services
  • cybersecurity
  • data mining
  • smart mobility
  • ubiquitous computing

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