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Department of Computer Science

Cloud Computing Security

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  • 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. With Cloud computing, computing resources, data, software, services or infrastructure, are managed by third party service providers, 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, etc, but it also opens additional opportunities for security attacks and introduces some serious security concerns. This is a broad topic area covering a variety of security issues. Applicants are invited to choose a particular security issue, or a security property, to carry out in-depth research.

Person specification

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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.


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

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


Applicants will be required to address the following.

  • Comment on your transcript/predicted degree marks, outlining both strong and weak points.
  • 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?
  • Why do you believe you are suitable for doing Postgraduate Research?