SQUARE Methodology based Security Framework in Cloud computing
Abstract: Security is a vital requirement for software systems. The security of the underlying cloud software is crucial to the overall health of a cloud infrastructure since these are the foundations upon which other applications within the cloud function. Misuse case models allow system designers to inject security considerations within their designs in the development lifecycle rather than patching an end system after it was developed. Conducting vulnerability assessments in cloud environments requires approaches different from those found in traditional computing. Efforts towards improving security in cloud infrastructures recommend regulatory compliance approaches. Vulnerability assessments are imperatives for fulfilling the regulatory compliance requirements. SQUARE namely Risk assessment, Elicitation techniques , Categorization and Prioritization are reviewed with major characteristics. The above four steps are analyzed against application development.