The International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences
December 17-19, 2014 at Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo
201412 Tokyo Conference Program
Drew Hwang, Ph.D.
Professor, Computer Information Systems
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Web Application Security in the Cloud
Today’s Web platform offers more risks to expose corporate programs and data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, destruction, modification, and disruption. With the rise of cloud computing, organizations have become accustomed to subscribing to web applications -- Microsoft Office 365 for Office apps, Salesforce.com, Adobe Creative Cloud. Some even begin to consider moving their business Web applications to the cloud.
However, there are plenty of security concerns with Web application running in the cloud. Where will the data be located? Is there any provision for regulatory compliance? How does a cloud detect a compromise or intrusion? Above all, the biggest question is still with whether cloud computing environments are as safe as on-premises deployments. One would argue that it will depend on the security measures implemented in each environment, while another would simply suggest that overall the cloud is not inherently less safe than the enterprise data center.
This presentation analyzes the fundamental differences between Web applications and cloud-based Web applications, evaluates risks associated with Web applications running in and out a cloud, and addresses issues in the planning and deployment of the migration.
Brief Introduction of Prof. Drew Hwang:
Dr. Drew Hwang is a Professor of Computer Information Systems at. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration, a M.S. in Information Systems, and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems. He is also the acting chair of the Center for Applied Business Information Technology at Cal Poly Pomona.
Dr. Hwang’s research interests include secure Web development, electronic commerce, multichannel e-marketing, design and development of Internet-based information systems, , decision support systems, expert systems, Web services, Information System education, and others. He has published many research papers in refereed journals such as Decision Support Systems, Omega, Information and Management, Journal of Information Science, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and so on.
Dr. Hwang has also had abundant industry experiences as a system analyst, project manager, IT consultant, and chief technology officer in the area of business computer information systems. He was a co-founder and the chief developer of eHongKong.com, an ecommerce portal site which successfully secured a venture funding of US$36 millions from one of the top five enterprises in Hong Kong in 2000.