Security issues in eyeOS
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Cloud computing nowadays, is a hot topic in Information Technology. Itbrings about the fundamental paradigm shift in IT systems realm. Cloudcomputing claims and aims to bring along improvements to the IT services.Improved scalability and elasticity gives resources and services ahigher value. Better asset utilization is possible due to resource pooling.Many organizations do not use all their available resource capacity. Theyoften purchase more capacity than needed in order to ensure that theycan deal with unexpected situations like changing needs and new requirementsfor key functionalities that may occur. With cloud computing, resourcemanagement becomes simpler and more cost efficient. Corporationsand vendors emphasize the security risks of cloud computing morethan its advantages.The eyeOS is a webOS with both open source and commercial editions.With eyeOS, it is possible to make public or private clouds. The eyeOSmoves the desktop environment to the cloud aiming to make interactionand cooperation easier and more efficient. Recently IBM started to provideeyeOS to their system z customer. This draw researcher s attention to howsecurity issues are handled in this webOS, which is the main goal of thismaster s thesis.