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Collaborative Monitoring and Logging (R. Cope, S. Cope, Erl)
How can cloud monitoring and logging activities be coordinated between a cloud consumer and a cloud provider?
The cloud introduces a distributed compute platform that extends and distributes the organization’s computing boundaries and diminishes governance control. This introduces uncertainty in regards to whether it is the cloud consumer or cloud provider who is responsible for specific security monitoring and auditing tasks.
The organization determines security monitoring and auditing requirements, divides them between internal on-premise and external cloud providers, and establishes a security monitoring system that integrates both.
Because of the distributed nature of security monitoring and the resulting collection of audit information, a process for sharing of audit information across parties is implemented. A coordinated implementation of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems is accomplished or the cloud provider may provide attestations instead of direct monitoring capabilities to meet security monitoring and auditing requirements.
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