Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI

Securing Cloud Storages (Wintersemester 2016/2017)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme)

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 4
  • Credits: 6
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 28.10.2016
  • Teaching Form: SP
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module

Programs & Modules

IT-Systems Engineering BA
  • Internet & Security Technology
  • Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • IT-Systems Engineering A
  • IT-Systems Engineering B
  • IT-Systems Engineering C
  • IT-Systems Engineering D
  • IT-Systems Engineering Analyse


Privacy, security and trust issues are challenges in wider adoption of cloud storage by individuals and enterprises. Current approaches for secure cloud storage are insufficient and malicious attackers constantly devise innovative attacks schemes daily. State-of-the-art secure cloud approaches include use of encryption schemes, multi-cloud architectures, secure authentication and authorization schemes,  and advanced identity management protocols. However, in this seminar we consider creative security approaches that could harden cloud storage security. Topics to be investigated include secure mechanisms for proof of file ownership such as the use of multi-factor authentication and digital watermarking, application of location-based file access control protocols and secure file sharing schemes.