Intrusion Detection in a Cloud Environment

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Funding

  • Competition Funded Project (Students Worldwide)
This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.

Project description

Cloud computing is an emerging computing paradigm aimed at providing IT (information technology) services in a similar manner as the electricity grid. In Cloud computing, computing resources, data and software are managed by service providers on the Internet, and are provided to users and their devices in an on-demand manner. This new paradigm offers a number of advantages including on-demand self-service, ubiquitous and broad network access, resource pooling, rapid resource elasticity and usage-based pricing. While this paradigm is attractive to users in many aspects, it also introduces many serious concerns.

In this project, you will have an opportunity to investigate major avenues to security attacks or violations and research and design effective and efficient methods to detect the attacks and violations in a cloud computing environment.

Person specification

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Essential

Applicants will be required to evidence the following skills and qualifications.

  • You must be capable of performing at a very high level.
  • You must have a self-driven interest in uncovering and solving unknown problems and be able to work hard and creatively without constant supervision.

Desirable

Applicants will be required to evidence the following skills and qualifications.

  • You will possess determination (which is often more important than qualifications) although you'll need a good amount of both.
  • You will have good time management.

General

Applicants will be required to address the following.

  • Discuss your final year Undergraduate project work - and if appropriate your MSc project work.
  • How well does your previous study prepare you for undertaking Postgraduate Research?
  • Comment on your transcript/predicted degree marks, outlining both strong and weak points.
  • Why do you believe you are suitable for doing Postgraduate Research?
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