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DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.ICPEC.2022.6
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-166107
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2022/16610/
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Zhao, Tiange ; Lechner, Ulrike ; Pinto-Albuquerque, Maria ; Ata, Ece

Cloud of Assets and Threats: A Playful Method to Raise Awareness for Cloud Security in Industry

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Abstract

Cloud computing has become a convenient technology widely used in industry, providing profit and flexibility to companies. Many enterprises embrace cloud service by migrating their products and solutions from on-premise to cloud environments. Cloud assets and applications are vulnerable to security challenges if not adequately protected. Regulations, standards and guidelines aim to enforce cloud security controls in the industry and practitioners need training to raise awareness of cloud security issues and learn about the defense mechanisms and controls. We propose a serious game Cloud of Assets and Threats (CAT) for enhancing cloud security awareness of industrial practitioners. This study extends first results of applying such a serious game in industry [Zhao et al., 2021] and refines its design in two iterations. In the first design iteration, we implemented a digital game platform with six attack scenarios and developed a new player versus environment gaming mode. In the second design iteration, we adjusted the attack scenarios and introduced different difficulty levels for the scenarios. We present, analyse, and discuss the game events. We conclude that CAT is a promising method to raise awareness for cloud security in the industry.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{zhao_et_al:OASIcs.ICPEC.2022.6,
  author =	{Zhao, Tiange and Lechner, Ulrike and Pinto-Albuquerque, Maria and Ata, Ece},
  title =	{{Cloud of Assets and Threats: A Playful Method to Raise Awareness for Cloud Security in Industry}},
  booktitle =	{Third International Computer Programming Education Conference (ICPEC 2022)},
  pages =	{6:1--6:13},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-229-7},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{102},
  editor =	{Sim\~{o}es, Alberto and Silva, Jo\~{a}o Carlos},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2022/16610},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-166107},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.ICPEC.2022.6},
  annote =	{Keywords: Cloud security, Cloud control matrix, Shared-responsibility model, Industry, Training, Gamification}
}

Keywords: Cloud security, Cloud control matrix, Shared-responsibility model, Industry, Training, Gamification
Collection: Third International Computer Programming Education Conference (ICPEC 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 11.07.2022


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