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Assessing the Readiness of Cloud Service Providers in Ireland for the EU Cloud Services Scheme

Samirah, Khalimatou (2021) Assessing the Readiness of Cloud Service Providers in Ireland for the EU Cloud Services Scheme. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The increase of cybercrime has raised trust concerns in ICT products and services in the industry at national and international levels. To address these concerns, the European Commission has adopted the Cybersecurity Act 2019 that defines the European cybersecurity certification framework and lays out a base of requirements for cybersecurity certification of ICT products, services, and processes. As part of this framework the European Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA develops cybersecurity certification schemes upon request from the European Commission such as the European Cloud Services (EUCS) scheme. The European Commission has provided funding supports under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom Work Programme to facilitate a series of projects to build cybersecurity certification capabilities in European member countries. Involved in one of these projects, the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) must take part in building capabilities for EUCS scheme certification and conduct pilot certifications for Cloud Services Providers (CSPs) in Ireland. To efficiently achieve this goal, it is important to understand the readiness of CSPs concerning the EUCS scheme requirements. The contributions of this research include complementing an existing Cloud Security Readiness (CSR) model with EUCS scheme requirements, developing a questionnaire to assess the readiness of CSPs to take part in the EUCS scheme certification and an evaluation to confirm the efficiency of the solution. The results show the sample of CSPs that participated in the research, satisfy more than 75% of the requirements of the EUCS scheme.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Cloud computing
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Cyber Security
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 17:08
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 17:08
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5125

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