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. Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in these two categories, which include, but are not limited to, the following major areas:
- The use of autonomic computing techniques to address cloud security
- Challenges in autonomics and cloud security and privacy
- Emerging issues in autonomic cloud security
- Autonomic identity and access management in cloud computing
- Autonomic cybersecurity monitoring and incident response in cloud computing
- Autonomic auditing and accountability in cloud computing
- Autonomic approaches to usable security in cloud computing
- Autonomic security protocols in cloud computing
- Autonomic approaches to privacy in the cloud
- Autonomic approaches for securing data and communication in the cloud
- Secure autonomics-based cloud federation
- Self-adaptive security policies
- Self-configuration of cloud systems
- Scalable cybersecurity in the cloud
- Autonomic event recovery in the cloud
- Autonomic approaches to moving target defense in the cloud
- Autonomic approaches to cyber defense in the cloud
- Autonomic approaches to intrusion detection and prevention systems in the cloud
- Techniques and approaches for building resilient cloud systems
- Cybersecurity in fog and edge computing
- Application of big data analytics to securing the cloud
- Autonomic approaches to trusted computing
- Techniques and approaches for securing cloud-based autonomic systems
- Cybersecurity in the cloud for supporting IoT applications
- Security protocols in cloud-based autonomic systems
- Techniques and approaches for privacy preservation in cloud-based autonomic systems
- Event detection and forensics in cloud-based autonomic systems
- Techniques and approaches for cloud-based autonomic systems resiliency
- Secure computing techniques for the cloud (securing data-in-processing via Homomorphic Encryption, Secure Multi-Party Computation, and other secure computing techniques).
- Techniques and approaches for anomaly detection in cloud-based autonomic systems
- Scalable cybersecurity in cloud-based autonomic systems
- Ethical hacking and penetration testing in cloud-based autonomic systems
- Case studies in securing cloud-based systems
We solicit research papers containing original research results and challenge papers motivating new research directions. In addition, the workshop will facilitate discussion and collaborative research among the participants.