Google cloud platform security

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Conference Proceeding

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In modern days, use of service-oriented architecture (SoA) is becoming popular due to the use of public cloud. A cloud can provide storage services, computing services and infrastructure without any capital or operational expenditure. From a single user to a multi-national million dollar business can easily receive several types of services from a public cloud. There are numerous cloud providers in the market. Among the prominent ones, such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure etc. GCP offers a wide array of services for many organizations and individuals around the world like other cloud providers. However, the question is, all those data, confidential information, intellectual property of individual or industries safe enough? Information has become the most expensive commodity in modern days. A government can be shutdown, a transport system can be disabled, annoying spam calls, phishing emails, cyber bullying and more security threats exist around us. Can we trust a public service provider? Hence, our initiative aims at investigating that GCP is secure from inside attackers. Why we chose inside attackers? Well the idea is to check if GCP can detect and ignore an attack launched internally. In this case, it should be secure enough to prevent from outsiders as well. The research investigation would involve Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against a local virtual machine (VM) launched from GCP. There is a broad spectrum of VMs available in GCP compute engine service.

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Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing, SEC 2019

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